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Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

The Tunxis Native American tribe originated in Farmington.

In the 1800s, Farmington was known as "Grand Central Station" on the Underground Railroad in the state because of the town’s efforts to help slaves escape.


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  • Farmington, Connecticut, USA
    Fredric Andruss Place, 1670

    Compliments of F.P. Swanston's Ice Cream Parlor
  • 1819 - Farmington
    Farmington, a wealthy post town, is situated 10 miles west from Hartford. It is bounded east by Hartford and Berlin, north by Simsbury, west by Bristo...Read MORE...


  • 1828 - Farmington Canal opened from New Haven to Farmington

    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1854 - Farmington
    Farmington. a post-township of Hartford co., Connecticut, 10 miles W. by S. from Hart ford, on the New Haven and Northampton rail road. Round Hill, in...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    FARMINGTON, a township of Hartford co., in the state of Connecticut, 9 miles SW of Hartford, situated on the Farmington canal, which extends from New ...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Nellie Grant, the President's daughter, is attending school at Farmington, Conn.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 25, 1870

  • 1876 - March 1 - Guernsey Cattle Club forms (Farmington Conn)

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  • 1895 - Farmington / Unionville
    Farmington, a beautiful post-village of Hartford co., Conn., on the Farmington River, and in a township of the same name, 9 or 10 miles W.S.W. of Hart...Read MORE...


  • Farmington, Connecticut, USA
    Miss Porter's School, looking West, Farmington, Conn.

    "Miss Porter's School (also known as Porter's, Farmington, or MPS) is a private college preparatory school for girls located in Farmington, Connecticut. It is a selective school that excels in ... Read MORE...

  • Farmington, Connecticut, USA
    The Old Mill, 1910
  • Farmington, Connecticut, USA
    Elm Tree Inn, 1915
  • Farmington, Connecticut, USA
    Post Office
  • Farmington, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street
  • 1916
    Farmington, a banking post-village of Hartford co., Conn., on the Farmington River, in a township (town) of the same name, 9 miles WSW. of Hartford, a...Read MORE...


  • Farmington, Connecticut, USA
    High School
  • Farmington, Connecticut, USA
    Public Library
  • Farmington, Connecticut, USA
    Congregation Church and Memorial Building
  • Farmington, Connecticut, USA
    The Swimming Pool at the Lodge, 1927
  • Farmington, Connecticut, USA
    The Woodshed


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Fredric Andruss Place, 1670

Compliments of F.P. Swanston's Ice Cream Parlor

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Miss Porter's School, looking West, Farmington, Conn.

"Miss Porter's School (also known as Porter's, Farmington, or MPS) is a private college preparatory school for girls located in Farmington, Connecticut. It is a selective school that excels in ... Read MORE...

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The Old Mill, 1910

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Main Street

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Elm Tree Inn, 1915


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Post Office

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Congregation Church and Memorial Building

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High School

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The Swimming Pool at the Lodge, 1927

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The Woodshed
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  • 1819 - Farmington
    Farmington, a wealthy post town, is situated 10 miles west from Hartford. It is bounded east by Hartford and Berlin, north by Simsbury, west by... Read MORE...

  • 1828 - Farmington Canal opened from New Haven to Farmington

    Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1854 - Farmington
    Farmington. a post-township of Hartford co., Connecticut, 10 miles W. by S. from Hart ford, on the New Haven and Northampton rail road. Round Hill,... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    FARMINGTON, a township of Hartford co., in the state of Connecticut, 9 miles SW of Hartford, situated on the Farmington canal, which extends from New ... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - Nellie Grant, the President's daughter, is attending school at Farmington, Conn.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 25, 1870
  • 1876 - March 1 - Guernsey Cattle Club forms (Farmington Conn)

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  • 1895 - Farmington / Unionville
    Farmington, a beautiful post-village of Hartford co., Conn., on the Farmington River, and in a township of the same name, 9 or 10 miles W.S.W. of... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Farmington, a banking post-village of Hartford co., Conn., on the Farmington River, in a township (town) of the same name, 9 miles WSW. of Hartford,... Read MORE...

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