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Farmington, Iowa, USA -

Farmington, Van Buren, IA

Farmington was laid out in 1839. It was named for Farmington, Connecticut. The town was incorporated on January 11, 1841.


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Farmington was laid out in 1839. It was named for Farmington, Connecticut.
The town of Farmington was incorporated on January 11, 1841.
1854 - Farmington
Farmington, a thriving post-village of Van Buren county, Iowa, on the Des Moines river, about 30 miles N. W. from Keokuk, with which it is connected by a plank-road. It is the oldest village in the county, and is a shipping point for the produce of the vicinity.
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.
1895 - Farmington
Farmington, a post-village of Van Buren co., Iowa, in Farmington township, on the Des Moines River, at the junction of two railroads, 40 miles by rail E. by S. of Bloomfield, and 20 miles by rail S.E. of Keosauqua. It has 7 churches, a bank, a high school, a newspaper office, and manufactures of woollen goods, cheese, butter, and lumber. Pop. in 1890, 1002.
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
Farmington, a banking post-town of Van Buren co., Iowa, on the Des Moines River and on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Rs., 25 miles W. of Fort Madison. It has manufactures of axe-handles, woollen goods, etc., and coal is mined in the vicinity. Pop. in 1900, 1332.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Farmington:
Farmington Country Store:

Start your day by exploring the local flavors at the Farmington Country Store. It's not just a store; it's a community hub where you can grab a cup of coffee, shop for local products, and chat with friendly locals.

Bonaparte Retreat Restaurant:

Head to Bonaparte Retreat for a delightful dining experience. This historic restaurant, housed in a former hotel, offers a cozy atmosphere and a menu filled with delicious dishes. Don't miss their weekend specials!

Farmington Depot Museum:

Immerse yourself in Farmington's history at the Farmington Depot Museum. This small but informative museum showcases the town's railroad history and local artifacts. It's a great spot for history buffs.

Farmington City Park:

Enjoy some outdoor time at Farmington City Park. Pack a picnic, take a leisurely stroll, or simply relax by the pond. The park provides a peaceful retreat for individuals and families alike.

Shimek State Forest:

For nature enthusiasts,...

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