Farmington, Kentucky

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This is about the present community of Farmington in Kentucky. For the historic ones, see Hustonville and Kingsley. For the historic plantation in Louisville, see Farmington (Louisville, Kentucky).
Census Designated Place
Farmington is located in Kentucky
Farmington's position in Kentucky.
Coordinates: 36°40′13″N 88°31′25″W / 36.67028°N 88.52361°W / 36.67028; -88.52361Coordinates: 36°40′13″N 88°31′25″W / 36.67028°N 88.52361°W / 36.67028; -88.52361
Country  United States
State  Kentucky
County Graves
Elevation 169 m (554 ft)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code 42040
Area code(s) 270 & 364
GNIS feature ID 2629616
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Farmington, Kentucky

Farmington is a census-designated place in Graves County, Kentucky, United States.[1] Farmington is located 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Mayfield and 13 miles (21 km) west of Murray. The 2010 United States Census reported that Farmington's population is 245.[2]

Farmington was laid out in 1836 and named for the fertile land and rustic setting.[3]

Farmington was home to Farmington High School until 1986 when the six remaining high schools of the county combined to form Graves County High School. Farmington Elementary School is located near central Farmington.[4] Farmington Elementary School is ranked among the highest in the state, receiving a National Blue Ribbon award in 2007. Farmington Elementary School spends $4,477 per student; the average school expenditure in the U.S. is $6,058. There are about 18 students per teacher in Farmington.


  1. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Farmington, Kentucky." USGS. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Farmington, Kentucky Retrieved May 11, 2011.
  2. ^ 2010 US Census report for Kentucky
  3. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 99. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  4. ^ Farmington-Kentucky on FaceBook