Litchfield is located 16 miles southwest of Augusta in southern Kennebec County. It is a rural community situated on and around the Tacoma Lakes.
Litchfield residents are a mix of commuters, farmers, business professionals, vacation property owners, and retirees.
Early settlement of the town began before the Revolutionary War and occurred around the ponds, lakes, and streams. In 1793, the town was organized as a political entity as Smithfield Plantation.