Farmington, part of the Ogden-Clearfield metropolitan area, is a city in Davis County, Utah. With a population of just under 19,000, Farmington is the county seat of Davis County. According to Money Magazine, Farmington is one of the best places to live in the United States.
Mormon pioneers settled the town of Farmington in 1847. Back then the area was commonly referred to as “North Cottonwood.” On August 11th, 1878, the Children’s Primary Association of the Church of Latter-day Saints was created, later serving as the birthplace of LeGrand Richards.
Farmington is home to Francis Peak, which, at 9,560 feet, is one of the tallest peaks of the Wasatch Range. Located nearly 20 miles north of Salt Lake City, Francis Peak straddles the border between Morgan and Davis counties. Francis Peak received its name from pioneer Esther Charlotte Emily Weisbrodt Francis.
Other notable residents of Farmington include Daniel Summerhays and Bruce Summerhays, PGA and Championships Tour golfers, respectively, as well as Henry McBride, the fourth governor of Washington State.
The Davis County Courthouse is located at 800 West State Street in Farmington, Utah, 84025.