Farmington, New York

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Farmington is a town located in the northern part of Ontario County, New York, USA. The population was 10,585 at the 2000 census.[1] Farmington is about twenty-five miles southeast of Rochester, NY. The town was named after Farmington, Connecticut.[citation needed]

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History

Farmington was part of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase. The town was formed along with its county in 1789, and settlement of the region began the same year. Many of the early settlers were Quakers from Berkshire County, Massachusetts. In 1824, Arthur Power left Farmington with two of his sons and other Quakers to found Farmington, Michigan.

Geography

The land, at an average elevation of 600 feet above sea level, is compressed by the Wisconsin glaciation and slopes from an elevation of 700 feet at the southern border with the town of Canandaigua, to 500 feet at the north boundary with the town of Macedon. The land comprises drumlins and eskers. Other than streams and ponds, there are no major water landmarks. Public drinking water is provided by treated water piped from Canandaigua Lake.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.5 square miles (102.2 kmĀ²), all of it land.

The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) passes across the town. New York State Route 332 is a north-south highway, and New York State Route 96 is an east-west highway.

The north town line is shared by the town of Macedon in Wayne, County.

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