Litchfield County Commissioners records
Scope and Contents
Litchfield County was established in 1785 and as such became part of the Connecticut county government system. The county government operated jails, maintained the courthouse, gave out liquor licenses, dealt with highway and boundary disputes between towns, was responsible for the care and protection of orphaned and neglected children, appropriated funds for agricultural extension services and fighting fires, and performed other legal duties. By the mid-20th century, the State had assumed responsibility for most of the functions, and the county government was abolished on October 1, 1960.
- Created: 1887-1960
- Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1986
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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Language of Materials
The Litchfield County Commissioners records (1987-11-0) contain documents pertaining to the activities of the County Commissioners. The county government system in Connecticut was abolished on October 1, 1960.
Source of Acquisition
Connecticut State Library
Method of Acquisition
Accruals and Additions
manuscript boxes found in collection had not been accessioned.
Existence and Location of Originals
- Litchfield County Commissioners records
- Lee S. Cook
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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