Congratulations to Farmington
You’re the WCSX City of the Week!
Farmington Hills Factoids
- In 1824, Quaker settlers Arthur Power and David Smith rode a sleigh from New York over the frozen Detroit River to get to what they would later call Farmington. They named Farmington after a city in New York.
- The first houses in Farmington were built what is now 11 Mile and Power Roads. Later a settlement developed at the intersection of two American Indian trails located at today’s Shiawassee and Farmington roads.
- Farmington Became a village in 1867, and the village became the City of Farmington Hills in 1926.
- Farmington was known as a stop on The Underground Railroad during the Civil War Era.
- Farmington’s slogan is “The Crossroads Where Dreams Come to Life”
- Greater Farmington Founders Festival JULY 15-17, 2021 in downtown Farmington. Don’t miss the parade, 5k Color Run, Fido Fest, food, Crafters Market, Family Zone, and live music and new this year- sand artists will be doing a live sand sculpture, the kids will love it!