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Litchfield County Commissioners records

1987-11-0

 Collection
Identifier: 1987-11-0

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.

Dates

  • Created: 1887-1960
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1986

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

0.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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

Gift

Accruals and Additions

manuscript boxes found in collection had not been accessioned.

Existence and Location of Originals

http://litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

Related Materials

multi-part note content

Title
Litchfield County Commissioners records
Author
Lee S. Cook
Date
03/10/2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

Contact:
7 South Street
P.O. Box 385
Litchfield CT 06759
860-567-4501
860-567-3565 (Fax)