Farmington is the next city in my series. It is the county seat and it was founded in 1847 by a Mormon Pioneer, Hector Caleb Haight. It was originally known as North Cottonwood, but had its name changed to reflect the original industry of the area, farming. Farmington, like most of the cities in South Davis County has sustained a lot of growth in the past couple of decades.
Farmington is home to the Lagoon Amusement Park. It is also home to a great mix of older and newer homes. With some great new shopping being added as I write this post. The older sections of Farmington boast some of the prettiest tree lined streets that you could anywhere. Farmington with its access to the interstate and Legacy Highway, is another great community for those who commute to work in either Salt Lake or Ogden.
The 2010 census shows the population at 18,275, which is double the 1990 census of 9.028. It is a city that has managed to maintain that great small feel even with its growth over the past two decades. As I mentioned, it is a great place to relocate to or to return to. It enjoys some wonderful homes and communities.