Litchfield (pop. 7,605), village in western Connecticut declared a National Historic Landmark in 1978. During the American Revolution it served as a supply point and rest stop for Revolutionary soldiers. Birthplace of the Revolutionary leader Ethan Allen and the author Harriet Beecher Stowe, Litchfield is also noted as the site of the first U.S. law school, Litchfield School of Law, which later became Tapping Reeve Law School.
See also: Connecticut.