Farmington is located in the Farmington Valley. The town has retained its distinct character through progressive land use, maintenance of the historic districts and by serving its business community.

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Farmington was originally inhabited by the Tunxis Indian tribe. In 1640, a white settlement was established by residents of Hartford, making Farmington the oldest inland settlement west of the Connecticut River and one of the oldest communities in the state. Settlers found the area ideal because of its rich soil, location along the floodplain of the Farmington River, and valley geography. The town has retained its distinct character through progressive land use, maintenance of the historic districts and by serving its business community. Farmington boasts perennially low crimes rates, numerous parks and trails, the scenic Farmington River, museums, great restaurants and much more.

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Facts about Farmington

Town/City established: 

  • Incorporated in 1645.

Named from:

  • "Tunxis shall be called Farmington" - faming town.

County:

  • Hartford.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • 50 Cent. Hip hop rappe, entrepreneur.
  • Nick Bonino. NHL hockey player.
  • Anna Roosevelt Cowles. Eldest sister of President Theodore Roosevelt and aunt of Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • Michael Gladis. Actor; born and grew up in the town, graduating from Farmington High School.
  • Tebucky Jones. Former New England Patriots football player.
  • Erin Pac. United States Olympic Women's bobslead team and two-woman bobsled bronze medalist at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
  • Alfred Atmore Pope. Industrialist and art collector; resided at Hill-Stead (1901-1913). Father of Theodate Pope Riddle.
  • Theodate Pope Riddle. Noted female architect; includes the Hill-Stead.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Hill-Stead Museum.
  • Farmington Historical Society.
  • Stanley-Whitman House.
  • Winding Trails.
  • Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Easter Egg Hunt, March or April.
  • Memorial Day Parade.
  • Tunxis Hose Carnival, July.
  • Dream Ride for Special Olympics, August.

Quality of the town/city:

  • Farmington was originally inhabited by the Tunxis Indian tribe. In 1640, a white settlement was established by residents of Hartford, making Farmington the oldest inland settlement west of the Connecticut River and one of the oldest communities in the state. Settlers found the area ideal because of its rich soil, location along the floodplain of the Farmington River, and valley geography. The town has retained its distinct character through progressive land use, maintenance of the historic districts and by serving its business community. Farmington boasts perennially low crimes rates, numerous parks and trails, the scenic Farmington River, museums, great restaurants and much more.

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