Farmington Postal History
Franklin County, Maine

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine  04975
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 19 September 2020)


Thank you for the contributions to this page from James Husson, Cheryl Willis Patten, and the Strout family collection.



Postmarks from the town of Farmington include:
Fairbanks
Farmington
Farmington Falls
North Farmington West Farmington



Fairbanks

1881 April 25:
   Fairbanks post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1885 November 24:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      

1888 August 7:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter.
      

1889 November 25: [year determined from backstamp]
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      

1901 July 31:
   Fairbanks post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1901 September 26:
   Fairbanks post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1909 September 30:
   Fairbanks post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Farmington

1797 August 24:
   Farmington post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

year? November 28:
   The circular postmark is approximately 26 mm in diameter.
      

1878 May 7: [year determined from contents; letter written 5 May 1878]
   The circular postmark is approximately 24 mm in diameter.
      

1888 August 7:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      

1896 November 26 through 1901 November 4:
   The circular postmark is approximately 28 mm in diameter.
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1918 February 14:
   The circular postmark is approximately 26 mm in diameter.
      

1932 July 6 through 1936 October 19:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
         

1939 April: [date mailed]
   (message side)
      
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1939 December 9:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
      

1949 July 6:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

1991 September 9:
   The outer circle of the postmark is approximately 28 mm in diameter; the inner, 18–19 mm.
      

2020:
   Farmington post office; 196 Main Street; Farmington, Maine 04938. Lat./Long.: N 44°40′10″ x W 70°09′00″
      

today:
   Farmington post office is still in operation.


Farmington Falls

1819 February 25:
   Farmington Falls post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

year May 25:
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter. (letter - page 1; letter - page 2; letter - page 3)
      

1842 October 17:
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      

1851 February 3:
   Manuscript postmark. (letter [page 1], letter [page 2], letter [page 3], letter [page 4])
      

1929 June 26:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      

1945 February 24:
   The circular postmark is approximately 34 mm in diameter.
      

1950 February 8:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter.
      

1976 October 22:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
      

2020:
   Farmington Falls post office; 174 Route 46 (Croswell Road); Farmington Falls, Maine 04940. Lat./Long.: N 44°37′15″ x W 70°04′32″
      

today:
   Farmington Falls post office is still in operation.


West Farmington

1875 March 16:
   West Farmington post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1950 March 25 through 1950 September 9:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
         

1964 March 24:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
      

2020:
   West Farmington post office. 126 Bridge Street; West Farmington, Maine 04992. Lat./Long.: N 44°39′42″ x W 70°09′16″
      

today:
   West Farmington post office is still in operation.