About us

History

The municipality of Litchfield was erected on November 20th, 1846, with it’s first mayor being Alfred Lancaster. The municipality’s first meeting was held in the home of Samuel Moorehead in December 1847, a home that can still be seen today. The Pontiac County Council Building was erected in Litchfield in 1964 just across from the municipality of Campbell’s Bay.


Litchfield contains sectors of Vinton, an Irish settlement once known as St. Elizabeth of Franktown, Campbell’s Bay, Bryson and Portage du Fort. At one time, the pulp and paper mill located within the municipality of Litchfield was the Pontiac’s biggest industry. Litchfield’s first sawmill was located at Long Lake and was run by John Smith. Two other sawmills were located at Long Lake and were run by Pete Hearty and Mick McCrank. An additional sawmill was operated by Mr. Letts on Serpentine Creek, also known as Bernard Creek.


No municipal elections were held in Litchfield in the 45 years from 1913 to 1958. The current council contains 6 seats, with Colleen Larivière being the current mayor.

Demographics

Population (Mamrot) 476
Aboriginal Identity Population 35
Total Population 15 years and Older 395
French Mother Tongue Population 125
English Mother Tongue Population 315
Total Private Households 305
Land Area (Mamrot) 178.96km2