History of
Farmington

Founded in 1834, the City of Farmington has a long, storied history. Read about our town’s involvement in sports, the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, and more with these compiled Farmington histories!

This first document was compiled by the Farmington Bugle for the Bicentennial Celebration in Farmington on Sunday, June 27, 1976.

This next document was created for Farmington’s Sesquicentennial anniversary in 1984. It goes from before the town’s initial settlement (then known as Marchant Settlement) all the way to the “present day” in 1984.

This last document was also created for Farmington’s Sesquicentennial anniversary in 1984. This is a list of historical details about the town to test your memory…or maybe just to go down memory lane. It is aptly named “Do You Remember…”

To learn even more about our City’s vibrant history, you should visit the Farmington Historical Society & Museum! Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Historical Downtown Photos

The city has been working hard to get fillable forms up and running for the convivence of our residents. To fill these out please use a computer or a tablet device. Some forms and permit applications require a fee, through the website, Epay is available. Any questions about this service? Please call the city building and we can assist you.

Italian Fest is starting back-up, and we could not be more excited! If you are interested in participating in the many events that will take place, direct yourself to the Italian Fest page located on this website. Sign-ups are available and an itinerary with a fun-filled day!

The contact form on this website is a great accessory for any citizen to ask questions, get clarification, or reach out. All responses will come from email and allow residents to contact us when they are able to. If there are any circumstances that needs to be addressed ASAP, please call us and we will get them resolved.

The city has started its own Facebook page, so residents are able to receive the correct information from the source itself. If you are interested in following this page it is, City of Farmington, IL.

As the trees are throwing leaves, our public works will run an annual weeklong program where residents are able to push leaves to the curb and the leaf truck will pick them up. This is a newer program that started last year and was very successful. Our city enjoys putting on these programs to assist our residents in any way. Have any questions on this program or wanting to know when they start? Feel free to call the city building at: (309)245-2011

Want to keep up with what is happening at the Municipal Building and in town? You are able to subscribe to our calendar and add it to yours!

All City Council Meetings are able to be streamed from the comfort of your own home. They are located on the City of Farmington Youtube: @Cityoffarmingtonil