Farmington was originally inhabited by the Tunxis Indian tribe. In 1640, a white settlement was established by residents of Hartford, making Farmington the oldest inland settlement west of the Connecticut River and one of the oldest communities in the state. Settlers found the area ideal because of its rich soil, location along the floodplain of the Farmington River, and valley geography. The town has retained its distinct character through progressive land use, maintenance of the historic districts and by serving its business community.


Notable Attractions:

  • Hill-Stead Museum
  • Stanley-Whitman house
  • Winding Trails
  • Sub-Edge Farm