Farmington, New Mexico

Introduction to Farmington, New Mexico

Farmington, New Mexico, in San Juan county, is 132 miles NW of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and 143 miles NW of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The city has a population of 37,844.

Farmington History

The community was originally home to the Anasazi “basketmakers” about 2,000 years ago. The Navajo, Apache and Ute Native Americans soon followed them into this region. Spaniards began to settle in the area during the early 1800s. Farmington was originally called Farmingtown. It was officially incorporated in 1901.

Farmington and nearby Attractions

  • Farmington Museum
  • Navajo Lake State Park
  • E3 Children’s Museum
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Aztec Museum
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Things To Do In Farmington

The Yucca House National Monument and the Aztec Ruins National Monument are popular historic sites. Others include Jaquez Site Ruin, the Bloomfield Irrigation Ditch Historic Site, the La Plata Highway Historic Site and the Thomas Jefferson Arrington House Historic Site. Mesa Shopping Center, Taylor Mall, Crestmoor Shopping Center and Main Street Mall are popular local shopping centers.

Farmington Transportation

Four Corners Regional Airport is nearby.

Farmington Higher Education

San Juan College, the University of New Mexico, Mesa State College, Fort Lewis College and Western State College Colorado provide opportunities for higher education.

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