Some Historic Sites of Litchfield, Connecticut - The Litchfield Historical Society. Take a stroll through the center of old Litchfield (established in 1720) with this charming guidebook and map. The book gives a historical account of each site, along with information about famous former residents and descriptions of notable architecture. Most buildings date from the eighteenth century. Sites include the Beecher Elm and Well, Litchfield Female Academy, Sheldon Tavern, County Jail, Whipping Post Elm, Apothecary Shop, Phelps' Tavern, Congregational Church, Sign Post Inn, Episcopal Rectory, Gallows' Lane, Ethan Allen House and more. (1933), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, 16 pp.