Introduction to Farmington, New Hampshire

Farmington, New Hampshire, in Strafford county, is 33 miles NE of Manchester, New Hampshire and 71 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Farmington History

A fort was built by the Colonial Assembly of Portsmouth at the foot of Lake Winnipesauke in order to prevent raids by the Abenaki Indians. After construction was completed in 1721, the town of Farmington was officially born. Farmington began as the Northwest Parish of Rochester, which was chartered in 1722. The town received its name from the docking site of a store commonly called Farmington Dock. In 1798, a petition for charter was granted and the town of Farmington was incorporated as a separate township.

Farmington and nearby Attractions

  • Blue Job State Forest
  • New Hampshire Farm Museum
  • Wentworth State Park
  • Farmington Country Club

Things To Do In Farmington

Farmington is close to the New Hampshire Farm Museum and the Blue Job State Forest. Farmington’s Opera House hosts numerous recreational events, such as theatre performances and musical programs. The Farmington Hay Day Festival is a popular local festival, which attracts many visitors every year. The Farmington Country Club, Rochester Country Club and Ledges Golf Course provide facilities for local golfers.

Farmington Transportation

Air transportation is available from Pease International Airport.

Farmington Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire College, Northern Essex Community College and the University of New England-University Campus.

Farmington Almanac

County Strafford County
Standard Zip Codes3835
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.4
Approximate Longitude-71.07

Farmington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
Distance23 miles
Jan Temp10 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Farmington Public Libraries

Goodwin Library
422 MAIN ST.
Farmington, New Hampshire
(603) 755-2944

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Farmington Public Schools

Farmington Senior High School
1 Thayer Dr.
ZIP: 3835
(603) 755-2811
Total Enrollment 386
Henry Wilson Memorial School
51 School St.
ZIP: 3835
(603) 755-2181
Total Enrollment 471
Valley View Community School
79 Thayer Dr.
ZIP: 3835
(603) 755-4757
Total Enrollment 391
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