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Farmington (Pennsylvania)

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==Understand==
Farmington is located in Wharton Township, along the National Road. It is situated about 50 miles southeast of [[Pittsburgh, ]] and is the closest settlement to Fort Necessity. It is also home to the 5 star Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. As of the 2010 census the population was 767.
==Get In==
Rt 40, The National Pike, the road that built the nation
Rt 381, N to Ohiopyle, S to Elliotsville and [[West Virginia]]
==Get Around==
*<see name="Fort Necessity National Battlefield" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.nps.gov/fone/index.htm" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The park site also includes Mt. Washington Tavern, Jumonville Glen and Braddock's Grave. Vastly important bits of history but not a whole lot of interactivity to experience. </see>
*<see name="The National Pike Wagon Train Festival" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.nationalpikefestival.org/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Each year in mid-May a reenactment of the wagon train proceeds west down the length of the National Road. </see>
*<see name="Laurel Caverns Geological Park" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.laurelcaverns.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A show cave with an easier guided tour and longer spelunking guided tours. Also has an unusual underground miniature golf course.</see>
*<see name="Wharton Furnace" alt="" address="" directions="Wharton Furnace Road, PA Route 2003, two miles south of Route 40" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A restored iron furnace, just south on 381. Built by Congressman Andrew Stewart in 1837, it is a stone blast furnace measuring 33 feet wide, 31 feet deep, and 31 feet high. In blast from 1839 to 1850.</see>
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