Farmington


Farmington
/fahr"ming teuhn/, n.
1. a city in NW New Mexico. 30,729.
2. a town in N Connecticut. 16,407.
3. a town in SE Michigan. 11,022.

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      town (township), Hartford county, central Connecticut, U.S., on the Farmington River. Early settlement centred on the plantation of Tunxis (Tunxes; settled 1640), which was renamed for Farmington, England, and incorporated in 1645. After the American Revolution the town underwent an industrial boom that lasted until the early 19th century. Its products during the peak years of 1802 and 1803 included linen, hats, buttons, and muskets. The boroughs of Unionville and Farmington were consolidated with the town in 1947. Farmington is now mainly residential. It is the home of Miss Porter's School (1843), a private school for girls, and Tunxis Community-Technical College (1969). Of historical interest are the Stanley-Whitman House (c. 1720), the Congregational Church (1771), and the Hill-Stead Museum (1901), noted for its collection of French Impressionist paintings. Area 28 square miles (73 square km). Pop. (1990) 20,608; (2000) 23,641.

      town, seat (1838) of Franklin county, west-central Maine, U.S. It lies along the Sandy River 38 miles (61 km) northwest of Augusta. The town includes the communities of Farmington, Farmington Falls, and West Farmington. Settled in the 1770s, it was incorporated in 1794 and named for its location in a good farming region. It developed as an agricultural trade centre, particularly of vegetables and corn (maize), and has light manufacturing. The University of Maine (Maine, University of) at Farmington (founded 1863) originated as a normal (teacher-training) school. The Nordica Homestead Museum houses memorabilia of the operatic career of Lillian Nordica (Nordica, Lillian) (1857–1914), a native of Farmington. Titcomb Mountain Ski Area is 2 miles (3 km) west. Area 56 square miles (144 square km). Pop. (1990) 7,436; (2000) 7,410.

      city, San Juan county, northwestern New Mexico, U.S. It lies at the confluence of the San Juan, Animas, and La Plata rivers. Settled in 1876, when Indian lands were opened to homesteaders, it became a small farming community and distribution point for the nearby Ute Mountain and Navaho Indian reservations. Farmington's growth was stimulated by the discovery of coal, oil, and natural gas in the 1950s, and the construction of Navajo Dam and petroleum-processing plants influenced light-industrial development. Aztec Ruins National Monument is 14 miles (23 km) northeast, and the Salmon (Pueblo) Ruins are 12 miles (19 km) east. Inc. 1901. Pop. (1990) 33,997; (2000) 37,844.

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