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Farmington

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Farmington
State:
Connecticut
County:
Hartford County
Probate District:
10
Year Established:
1645
Year Incorporated:
1645
Form of Government:
Town Council-Town Manager
Town Hall Address:
1 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT 06032
860-675-2380
Research Hours
8:30 - 4:30 M-F
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Web Address:
www.farmington-ct.org/

History Brief:
On January 16, 1640 (NS) the General Court ordered that a committee of six men view those parts of Tunxis Sepus which may be suitable for settlement. Terms were reached with the Tunxis Indians. In December of 1645, a tract of some 225 square miles was incorporated as the Town of Farmington, although a church was not established there until 1652. Towns subsequently incorporated from the Farmington grant are: Southington, 1779; Berlin (including the present town of New Britain), 1785; Bristol (including the present town of Burlington), 1785; Wolcott (Farmingberry district), 1796; Avon, 1830; the western portion of Bloomfield, 1835; and Plainville, 1869. The Town of Farmington, Borough of Unionville and Borough of Farmington were consolidated in 1947. Town vital records begin 1643. Barbour collection records cover 1645-1850.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Tunxis Sepus
 
Settled From (3)
Town Name:Hartford

Town Name:Wethersfield

Town Name:Windsor
 
Population (7)
Year:1756
Population:3707

Year:1800
Population:2809

Year:1850
Population:2630

Year:1900
Population:3331

Year:1950
Population:7026

Year:2000
Population:23641

Year:2010
Population:25340
 
Founding Families (10)
Surname:Brownson

Surname:Cowles

Surname:Hart

Surname:Haynes

Surname:Judd

Surname:Marvin

Surname:Newton

Surname:Porter

Surname:Steele

Surname:Thomson
 
Cemeteries (4)
Name:Hillside Cemetery
Location:Farmington AV, near Lovely ST, Unionville
Website:www.rays-place.com/cemeteries/111-4.htm

Name:Memento Mori Cemetery/Ancient Burial Grounds
Location:121 Main ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2098376

Name:Riverside Cemetery
Location:160 Garden ST
Website:www.farmingtonhistoricalsociety-ct.org/riversidecemetery.html

Name:Scott's Swamp Cemetery
Location:Scott Swamp Road, near Fairlawn ST
Website:www.rays-place.com/cemeteries/111-3.htm
 
Churches (8)
Name:First Church of Christ Congregational 1652 - UCC
Location:75 Main ST
Website:www.firstchurch1652.org/index.cfm

Name:First Church of Christ Congregational
Location:61 Main ST, Unionville
Website:www.firstchurchunionville.org/index.htm

Name:River Valley Christian Church
Location:12 Eastview Drive

Name:Riverfront Family Church
Location:780 Farmington AV
Website:www.riverfrontfamilychurch.com/

Name:South Road Church of Christ
Location:69 South RD
Website:southroadchurch.com/dp1/node/4

Name:St James Episcopal Church
Location:3 Mountain RD
Website:stjamesfarmington.ctdiocese.org/default.asp

Name:St Mary's Star of the Sea - Roman Catholic
Location:145 Main ST, Unionville
Website:stmary-unionville.org/

Name:St Patrick Parish - Roman Catholic
Location:110 Main ST
Website:www.parishesonline.com/scripts/hostedsites/org.asp?p=2&ID=9629
 
Monuments (3)
Name:Soldiers Monument
Description:14 foot brownstone obelisk with low pyramid cap
Location:Riverside Cemetery - Garden ST
Type:Military
Dedication Date:07/1872
Artist/Sculptor:no information

Name:Soldiers Monument
Description:30 foot light gray granite monument consisting of pedestal, shaft and three figures: a Civil War artilleryman and an infantryman each stand on wings extending from the pedestal; and crowning the shaft a standard-bearer holding his flag.
Location:School ST & Main ST, Unionville
Type:Military
Dedication Date:07/15/1916
Artist/Sculptor:McGovern Granite Co.

Name:Veterans Memorial
Description:Screen of five light grey granite piers, each representing a branch of the US military, supporting a classical frieze and cornice and flanked by flagpoles.
Location:1 Monteith DR
Type:Military
Dedication Date:05/30/1992
Artist/Sculptor:Northfield Granite Co.
 
Communities (7)
Name:Bensted Corner

Name:East Farmington Heights

Name:Farmington Station

Name:Farmington Village

Name:Oakland Gardens

Name:Scott Swamp

Name:Unionville
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Hill-Stead Museum
Location:35 Mountain RD
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (11)
Name:East Farms School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:25 Wolf Pit RD
Website:www.fpsct.org/page.cfm?p=22

Name:Farmington High School
Type:High School
Location:10 Monteith DR
Website:www.fpsct.org/page.cfm?p=19

Name:Irving A. Robbins Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:20 Wolf Pit RD
Website:www.fpsct.org/page.cfm?p=20

Name:Miss Porter's School
Type:High School
Location:60 Main ST
Website:www.porters.org/page

Name:Noah Wallace School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:2 School ST
Website:www.fpsct.org/page.cfm?p=23

Name:Tunxis Community College
Type:College
Location:271 Scott Swamp RD
Website:www.tunxis.commnet.edu

Name:Union School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:173 School ST, Unionville
Website:www.fpsct.org/page.cfm?p=24

Name:University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Type:College
Location:263 Farmington AV
Website:sdm.uchc.edu/

Name:University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Type:College
Location:263 Farmington AV
Website:medicine.uchc.edu/

Name:West District Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:114 West District RD
Website:www.fpsct.org/page.cfm?p=25

Name:West Woods Upper Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:50 Judson LN
Website:www.fpsct.org/page.cfm?p=21
 
Libraries (3)
Name:The Farmington Libraries - Barney Library
Type:Current
Location:71 Main Street
Website:farmingtonlibraries.org/

Name:The Farmington Libraries - Main Library
Type:Current
Location:6 Monteith DR
Website:farmingtonlibraries.org/

Name:The Lewis Walpole Library
Type:Current
Location:154 Main ST
Website:www.library.yale.edu/walpole/
 
Published Histories (7)
Name:A Short History of Farmington, Connecticut
Author:Hewes, Lydia
Date Published:1935
Publisher:The Farmington Committee of the Connecticut Tercentenary
Description:reprinted 1964 by the Farmington Historical Society

Name:Farmington Town Clerks and Their Times
Author:Hurlburt, Mabel S.
Date Published:1943
Publisher:Finlay Bros.

Name:Farmington in Connecticut
Author:Bickford, Christopher P.
Date Published:1982
Publisher:Phoenix Publishing
Description:published for the Farmington Historical Society

Name:Farmington, Church and Town
Author:Hurlburt, Mabel S
Date Published:1967
Publisher:Pequot Press

Name:Farmington, Connecticut, The Village of Beautiful Homes
Author:Brandegee, Arthur L.
Date Published:1906
Publisher:privately published

Name:Farmington, One of the Mother Towns of Connecticut
Author:Blakely, Quincy
Date Published:1935
Publisher:Yale University Press
Description:Connecticut Tercentenary Publication No. 38

Name:Historical Discourse
Author:Porter, Noah, Jr.
Date Published:1841
Publisher:L. Skinner
Description:Delivered by request before the citizens of Farmington November 4, 1840 in commemoration of the original settlement of the ancient town in 1640.
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Connecticut Genealogy
Website Address:connecticut-genealogy.com/Farmington-Genealogy.cfm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Farmington Historical Society
Contact Data:138 Main ST
farmingtonhistoricalsociety-ct.org/

Name:Jean Johnson
Contact Data:27 Carrington Lane
Farmington, CT 06032
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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