Farmington Utah - a city in Davis County,USA


Farmington Utah is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 18,275 at the 2010 census and was estimated at 22,159 in 2014. It is the county seat of Davis County. Lagoon Amusement Park is located in Farmington.

The city was ranked 12th on Money magazine's "Best Places to Live" index in 2011.

The Children's Primary Association of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized here on 11 August 1878. It was the birthplace of one of the longest-lived Latter-day Saint apostles, LeGrand Richards. His maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Lee Robinson, was the first bishop of what was then the North Cottonwood Ward. Lagoon Amusement Park was founded here in 1886 and occupies 100 acres (0.40 km2) of the city. Ezra T. Clark was an early settler of Farmington who later founded the Davis County Bank and built several houses in the area, some of which are located in the Clark Lane Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Farmington is located in east-central Davis County. It is bordered by Kaysville and Fruit Heights to the north and by Centerville to the south. The Wasatch Mountains are to the east, and the Great Salt Lake is to the west. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.0 square miles (25.8 km2), of which 9.8 square miles (25.5 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.96%, is water.

Lake-enhanced snowfall occurs frequently during the winter, and cool downslope mountain breezes occur on most summer evenings. Under the Köppen climate classification, Farmington experiences what may be classified as a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa), despite not being on the west coast of an ocean like most Mediterranean climates. It may also be classified as humid continental (Dsa), if the boundary between continental and subtropical climate is an average January temperature of 0 °C (32 °F) rather than −3 °C (27 °F).

The S&S Shortline Railroad Park & Museum, located in the Farmington area, contains over 90 pieces of railroad equipment in all shapes and sizes. It also has two separate railroads where visitors can enjoy train rides on the first Saturday of every month from June to September. The track gauges of the two railroads are 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge and 7 1⁄2 in (190.5 mm) gauge. One interesting item in the museum's collection is a 2 ft (610 mm) gauge, oil-powered, 4-4-0 steam locomotive built by Crown Metal Products.


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