A post office was opened in Litchfield in 1878 (but was called Edwin until 1881), and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1903.
Litchfield was known historically for its coal mining operations. During the 1880s, Litchfield had at least nine mines.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Litchfield, Kansas
- "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
- A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of Crawford County, Kansas. The Printery. 1905. p. 111.
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