County Offices
140 Main Street
Farmington 207-778-6614

Chamber of Commerce
407 Wilton Road
Farmington 207-778-4215

Major Highways
U.S. Highway 2, Routes 4 and 27


The Farmington-Wilton area serves as the economic, cultural, and educational hub of Franklin County. Farmington is home to the University of Maine, consistently ranked among “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. The University of Maine at Farmington is the only college of its kind in New England to receive such a distinction. With the university setting a benchmark for excellence, outstanding public and private schools are available on every academic level.

Outstanding and affordable healthcare services are available at Franklin Memorial Hospital, a progressive institution with a strong emphasis on education, prevention, and outpatient services. The hospital offers a comprehensive array of medical, surgical, pediatric, and obstetric services as well as specialties in cardiology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, rheumatology, internal medicine, urology, emergency care, and occupational health. It also features the Western Maine Center for Heart Health.


Newcomers to Franklin County can choose from the relaxed pace of a rural lifestyle or the vibrant cultural opportunities that are associated with a bustling college town. Farmington is the center for urban amenities, from restaurants and entertainment centers to retail development. Just a 40-minute drive to the north is the well-known Sugarloaf ski resort. The University of Maine at Farmington boasts an active campus community of poets, writers, artists, dancers, and musicians. Franklin County residents enjoy quick and easy access to events and performances that showcase national and international talent or gallery exhibits by famous artists. UMF enjoys a cooperative relationship with the community, evidenced by the joint Health & Fitness Center that offers everything from sports courts to a swimming pool and weight room. The town and campus also raised more than $1 million to expand academic and community libraries.

Throughout Franklin County are smaller towns and agricultural communities that offer the pleasures of country living in a location that remains convenient to first-rate services. Wilton is known for its annual blueberry festival, drawing crowds to colorful events including multiple parades. Wilson Lake in Wilton encourages area residents to enjoy swimming, boating, water skiing, canoeing, and fishing. The 800-acre Clearwater Lake is the jewel of the recreational and bedroom community of Industry. Throughout the county are opportunities for golfing, tennis, jogging, biking, hiking, sledding, ice skating, picnicking, sports league play, and participation in organized recreation programs. With its small-town appeal, impressive amenities, and patchwork farmland, Franklin County provides a rare quality of life.



Municipal Offices

Chamber of Commerce

Conveniently located just 38 miles from the capital city of Augusta and 80 miles from Portland, Farmington serves as the seat of Franklin County. The largest town in the entire region, Farmington adds approximately 2,000 college students to the population mix during the academic year for the University of Maine-Farmington.

Incorporated in 1794, this historic town boasts a panoramic landscape that has always been favorable for agricultural activity. The area lakes, ponds, tributaries, and streams have produced a fertile soil excellent for growing fresh fruits and vegetables.

As a hub of commerce and activity for this vibrant community, the downtown area is continuously bustling. Dozens of shops, restaurants, and boutiques line the streets to offer the finest of goods and services.

Residents enjoy the closeness of a small-town setting with a number of award-winning annual festivals and celebrations that include the popular Moonlight Madness event, the Franklin County Fair, Chester Greenwood Day, and Art in the Park. Surrounded by the scenic Western Mountains, the area offers breathtaking scenery that also invites a variety of premier outdoor recreational opportunities.


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