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Farmington (T)

Farmington is a town located in Ontario County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 10,585 at the 2000 census. The town was named after Farmington, Connecticut. The town of Farmington is located in the northern part of Ontario County and is about twenty-five miles southeast of Rochester, New York.
Farmington was part of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase. The town was formed along with its county in 1789, and settlement of the region began the same year. Many of the early settlers were Quakers from Berkshire County, Massachusetts. In 1824, Arthur Power left Farmington with two of his sons and other Quakers to found Farmington, Michigan.
The town of Farmington, New York is located in Ontario County at exit 44 on the New York State Thruway. It is approximately 25 miles Southeast of Rochester, New York. The population has grown modestly over the years to 10,535 as of the 2000 US Census. It is still largely a farming community with small businesses growing and becoming a part of the town. It also offer an excellent quality of life with the town parks and a mixture of suburban as well as country living.
The land, compressed by the Wisconsin glaciation, slopes from an elevation of 700' at the southern border with the town Canandaigua, to 500' at the north boundary with the town of Macedon. The land is comprised of drumlins and eskers. Other than streams and ponds, there are no major water landmarks.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.7 percent under the age of 18, 7.6 percent from 18 to 24, 32.0 percent from 25 to 44, 25.0 percent from 45 to 64, and 6.6 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.
Victor-Farmington Volunteer Ambulance provides EMS service to the town. Farmington is also provided advanced emergency medical service by the Ontario County Advanced Life Support unit as well as Mercy Flight, a locally based medivac helicopter. Farmington is situated along the New York State Thruway, a major East West transportation thoroughfare, the town is an ideal location for businesses-on-the-go. One can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and pursue enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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