About This Place
Litchfield is a city in and the county seat of Meeker County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 6,726 at the 2010 census.
Litchfield is among the largest of a series of "whistle stop" towns built along a railway extending west from Minneapolis in the nineteenth century. U.S. Route 12 follows the rail route, which is still active.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.1 km²), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.7 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it (19.66%) is water.