History of Litchfield, Maine
A Gazetteer of the
State of Maine
By Geo. J. Varney
Published by B. B. Russell, 57 Cornhill,
Litchfield is the most southerly town in Kennebec County.
On the north and north-east it is bounded by West Gardiner, the Cobbossee Contee stream. forming the boundary line
for most of the distance. Moninouth forms the western boundary for the northern part, and Wales in Androscoggin
County for the southern part. Bowdoin and Richmond in Sagadahoc County lie on the south and east. Pleasant Pond
connected with the Cobbossee Contee, separates it from the latter. The Purgatory Ponds lie on the north-west side,
adjoining Monmouth, furnishing water-power for several mills. These are at Litchfield, Village, or Purgatory Mills,
and comprise an excellent gristmill and a hoe and fork factory. The post-offices are Litchfield, South Litchfield
Litchfield Plains and Litchfield Corner. The surface of the town is uneven, but not greatly broken. The highest
eminences are Oak Hill and Nealís and Lentís hills. From their tops may be seen sonic charming views. The Purgatory
Ponds in the western part of the town are the members of a chain of nine ponds, whose outlet is into the Cobbossee
Contee. Loon Pond is a beautiful sheet of water. There are several attractive glens and cascades in the town.