Farmington City

St Francois County, Missouri

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Farmington City Hall is located at 110 West Columbia Street, Farmington, MO 63640.
Phone: 573‑756‑2620.

James Robinson McCormick House

Beginnings [1]

Euro-American settlement in the Farmington area pre-dates the Louisiana Purchase. Rich iron and lead deposits in the region encouraged exploration during the late 1700s. Many explorers traveled by boat to the Mississippi River town of Ste. Genevieve, and then proceeded inland. One such traveler was Tennessee resident Rev. William Murphy, who arrived at what is now Farmington with his three sons in 1798. He and each of his sons, David, Joseph and William, laid claim to a 640 acre parcel of land. Rev. Murphy's claim was directly south of the present downtown area, and David Murphy's encompassed the area around the current courthouse, as well as land north of there.


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