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Farmington

Farmington was founded about 1840. The voting precinct was established in 1841, the officers were appointed for the election as follows: Peter F. Boone, Thomas Cogdell and Samuel K. Wiley. Benj. Bruton was the first postmaster, it required him three days to make a trip from Farmington to Danville, this was the day before improved roads. Before the Civil War, Farmington was a trade center and one of the best schools ever founded in the county is this town, Cross City (today known as Corinth) was a very small village and Farmington was the most prominent town. It was on the stage coach route from Memphis to Eastport. After the war there was but little left since the Union forces destroyed the town and today it is merely a consolidated school district. When the Mobile and Ohio and the Memphis and Charleston Railroad were built then Corinth had the advantage over Farmington, thus it became extinct.

 

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