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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Farmington.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Farmington to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Farmington to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Farmington to:

  • Fairmont [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Farmington to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 177 miles [284.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,005 miles [9,664.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,720 miles [10,814.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,595 miles [7,394.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Farmington ...

We have found 58 communities that share the name Farmington.

While the name Farmington is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 58 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Washington County

Our profile page for Farmington, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the West Southwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Farmington   [Map]
Distance: About 2,142 miles [3,447.2 km] to the Northwest

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Farmington, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,179 miles [3,506.8 km] to the West

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Farmington, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Farmington, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the East

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Farmington, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the South

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Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Farmington, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the Southwest

Columbia County

Our profile page for Farmington, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the South Southwest

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Farmington, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the South Southwest

Oconee County

Our profile page for Farmington, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Coles County

Our profile page for Farmington, Coles County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Coles County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Fulton County

Our profile page for Farmington, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the West Northwest

Kane County

Our profile page for Farmington, Kane County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the West Northwest

Lake County

Our profile page for Farmington, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the West Northwest

Will County

Our profile page for Farmington, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Rush County

Our profile page for Farmington, Rush County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the West

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Iowa

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Farmington, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the West

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Kansas

Atchison County

Our profile page for Farmington, Atchison County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the West

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Farmington, Dickinson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Dickinson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nemaha County

Our profile page for Farmington, Nemaha County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Nemaha County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Reno County

Our profile page for Farmington, Reno County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Reno County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Graves County

Our profile page for Farmington, Graves County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Franklin County

Our profile page for Farmington, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Farmington, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the East

Harford County

Our profile page for Farmington, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the East

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Farmington, Montgomery County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Farmington, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Dakota County

Our profile page for Farmington, Dakota County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Alcorn County

Our profile page for Farmington, Alcorn County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Saint Francois County

Our profile page for Farmington, Saint Francois County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the West

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Montana

Teton County

Our profile page for Farmington, Teton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,680 miles [2,703.7 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Strafford County

Our profile page for Farmington, Strafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Farmington, Atlantic County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Atlantic County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

San Juan County

Our profile page for Farmington, San Juan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,522 miles [2,449.4 km] to the West

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New York

Ontario County

Our profile page for Farmington, Ontario County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Davie County

Our profile page for Farmington, Davie County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the South

Nash County

Our profile page for Farmington, Nash County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the South Southeast

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North Dakota

Richland County

Our profile page for Farmington, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 953 miles [1,533.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Farmington   [Map]
Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Farmington, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 51 miles [82.1 km] to the Northwest

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Farmington, Trumbull County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Farmington   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the North

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Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Farmington, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,186 miles [3,518 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Farmington, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the East Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Farmington, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 41 miles [66 km] to the East Northeast

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Farmington, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Farmington   [Map]
Distance: About 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Farmington, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Farmington, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the Southwest

Marshall County

Our profile page for Farmington, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the Southwest

Williamson County

Our profile page for Farmington, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Grayson County

Our profile page for Farmington, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Farmington, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,662 miles [2,674.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Farmington, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the Southeast

Henrico County

Our profile page for Farmington, Henrico County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Henrico County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Farmington, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the South

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Washington

Whitman County

Our profile page for Farmington, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,902 miles [3,061 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Farmington, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Farmington ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Barrackville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Farmington   [Map]
Downs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Four States   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Garden Village   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Grant Town   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Helens Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Highland   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Homewood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Katy   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Keystone   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
New England   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Oak Grove (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Paw Paw   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stringtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Wahoo   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Farmington. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Farmington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<8>
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Farmington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.marioncountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Farmington. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Farmington) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Farmington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Farmington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Farmington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5120, Longitude: -80.2514     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Farmington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Farmington to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.786 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.689 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.871 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Farmington could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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