Facts About Farmington
Farmington is a city in San Juan County in the U.S. state of New Mexico.
Farmington is located at the junction of the San Juan River, the Animas River, and the La Plata River, and is located on the Colorado Plateau.
Farmington is the largest city of San Juan County, one of the geographically largest counties in the United States covering 5,538 square miles (14,340 km2).
The area that is now Farmington was settled by Ancestral Pueblo people in the 7th Century. Ruins can be visited at nearby Salmon Ruins and at Aztec Ruins.
Farmington has a total area of 32.0 square miles, of which 31.5 square miles is land and 0.5 square miles is water.
Farmington has a semi-arid climate. The city can experience hot summers and cold winters with low precipitation throughout the year. The average annual snowfall is 12.3 inches.
Farmington was founded in 1901.
The Navajo Nation is west of Farmington, the Ute Mountain Indian Reservation is to the northwest, and the Southern Ute Indian Reservation is northeast of the city.
The estimated elevation of Farmington is 5,395 feet above sea level.
The area of Farmington was originally known as “Junction City” because of the access to the three rivers.