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Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA
[FARM-ing-tun] a town in Franklin County and the seat of county government, incorporated on February 1, 1794 from the existing Sandy River Plantation... farmington/

"Farmington, a post-township of Franklin county, Maine, 80 miles N. W. from Augusta. Population, 2725. It contains a village of its own name."

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ...
Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.)
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1854
Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

"Farmington, a post-village, capital of Franklin co., Me, in Farmington township, on the Sandy River, 43 miles by rail N. of Lewiston, and 29 miles (direct) N.W. of Augusta. It is the northern terminus of the Androscoggin division of the Maine Central Railroad, 83 miles N. of Port land. It contains a court-house, 4 churches, a national bank, a savings-bank, a trust company, the Western Maine Normal School, a newspaper office, the Abbott Family School, several wood-turning factories, and manufactures of carriages. Quarries of slate have been opened in this township. Pop, in 1890, 1243; of the township, 3207."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 1859
    FARMINGTON, a township of Franklin co., in the state of Maine, U.S., 32 m. NW of Augusta. Pop. in 1840, 2,613. The village is situated at the...Read MORE...

  • 1886 - Farmington
    Farmington, the shire town of Franklin County, is situated near its southern part. It is 10 miles long and 7 wide at the northern part. The area is...Read MORE...

  • 1889 - Farmington
    In a secluded, yet easily accessible region of the Garden State, lies one of the most beautiful and attractive towns of New England. Farmington has...Read MORE...

  • Farmington, Maine, USA
    A street in Farmington, 1889
  • News 1890 - August 7 - Stationary Traveling.
    Thoreau believed, or sometimes talked as if he believed, that everything was to be found in Concord. There was no great occasion for traveling, he...Read MORE...

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    Broadway, Farmington, Me.
  • Farmington, Maine, USA
    Congregational Church
  • 1916
    Farmington, a banking post-village, capital of Franklin co., Me., in Farmington township (town), on the Sandy River, 35 miles NW. of Augusta, on the...Read MORE...

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