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Litchfield is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 8,271 at the 2010 census.HistoryOriginally known as Naticook, the name was changed to Brenton's Farm in 1729 when the land was granted to William Brenton, colonial governor of Rhode Island. The town was incorporated in 1734. After Brenton's death in 1749, the land was granted to another group of settlers and named Litchfield after George Henry Lee, Earl of Litchfield.Wiseman Claget moved to his substantial estates here shortly before the Revolution. He was involved in the temporary government serving as the only Solicitor General, the post being abolished shortly before his death in 1784.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.4sqmi, of which 15.1sqmi is land and 0.3sqmi is water, comprising 2.27% of the town. The highest point in Litchfield is the summit of Rocky Hill, at 357ft above sea level.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 7,360 people, 2,357 households, and 2,031 families residing in the town. The population density was 487.5 people per square mile (188.2/km²). There were 2,389 housing units at an average density of 158.3 per square mile (61.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.72% White, 0.53% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.
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