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The town of Farmington is located in Whitman County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Farmington, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1879.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Farmington has a population of 152 people<2> (see below for details).

Farmington is 2,630 feet [802 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Farmington is ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Farmington lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Farmington lies within the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Farmington: 99128<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Farmington had an population of 152 people. This is an increase of 4.11% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Farmington had a population of 146 people. This makes Farmington the county's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 146 people, the population of Farmington decreased 4.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 153 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Farmington.

Communities Also Named Farmington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 59 communities that are also named Farmington - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (4), Illinois (5), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland (3), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia (2), Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (3), Texas, Utah, Virginia (3), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Farmington.

Communities near Farmington ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Farmington.

  • Palouse
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Potlatch
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Tekoa
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Garfield
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Rosalia
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Oakesdale
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakesdale
    • Oakesdale is located in Whitman County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
  • Onaway
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onaway have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onaway
    • Onaway is located in Latah County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
  • Latah
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Tensed
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tensed
    • Tensed is located in Benewah County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 123 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tensed <5>
  • Waverly
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
    • Waverly is located in Spokane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Farmington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Farmington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Farmington. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Farmington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Farmington. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Farmington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Farmington ...

Looking for more information about Farmington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Farmington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Farmington.

Adding Farmington to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Farmington in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Farmington was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Farmington post office opened in 1879.

We also found Farmington in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Farmington.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Farmington. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Whitman, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Farmington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Farmington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Farmington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Farmington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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