Towns Named Farmington

There are plenty of towns named Farmington in the United States. I can find most of the 26 places named Farmington in this country. The one in New Mexico appears to be the largest Farmington around. Its population is nearing 46,000. The community was originally home to the Anasazi “basketmakers” about 2,000 years ago. The Navajo, Apache and Ute Native Americans soon followed them into the region. Spaniards began to settle in the area during the early 1800s. It was officially incorporated as a viable community in 1901. I have been there but do not especially recommend going.

Farmington, AR appears to be a lively town near Fayetteville in the growing Bentonville area. Almost 6,000 people live there now.

There appears to be a Farmington in California. It’s in San Joaquin County and has a population under 200.

There’s a fairly large Farmington in the state of Connecticut. It’s near Hartford and 3,000 people reside there. Delaware is a small state with only 3 counties. It has a town named Farmington not too far from Milford south of Dover. It seems small like its state.

There’s a Farmington in Kentucky near Mayfield. Again, it seems incredibly small. There’s a fairly big town named Farmington in Illinois near Peoria.

There are Farmingtons in Maine, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan. Strange, but true, Peter Hall, a Farmington native, visited all 26 communities named Farmington. It became his personal bucket list. The largest of these is now the one in Michigan in the Detroit area. It’s called Farmington but is better known as Farmington Hills. What a strange bucket list!

There’s a big Farmington in Minnesota with 21,000 people living there. It’s south of Minneapolis. There’s a much smaller Farmington in northern Mississippi east of Corinth. Missouri boasts one of the larger Farmingtons, a town of more than 16,000 Missourians one of whom is Ruth’s First Cousin Don.

The small state of New Hampshire has a fairly large town named Farmington with almost 4,000 people living in it. It’s not too far from Concord.

There are Farmingtons in New York near Rochester, a Farmington in North Carolina, and a fairly large Farmington in Utah near the Great Salt Lake.

There are Farmingtons in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Oregon, but they are all quite small. That’s more than 20 of the 26 Farmington’s, which seems to be a popular name for a town. I can understand why so many farmers want to live in a town named Farmington. Eating well is pretty important to most Americans.


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