Davie County is filled with hidden gems, and one of the brightest is the Farmington Community Center.
From bluegrass jams to line dancing and exercise classes, monthly special needs events, and teen activities, the community center has something for everyone.
Farmington Nature Park
The newest jewel to the crown is the Farmington Nature Park. Open from dawn until dusk, the park offers hiking and biking trails and fishing access to Cedar Creek. Bird watchers will enjoy the wetlands area. Future plans include horse trails, a civic group campsite, amphitheatre, and disc golf course.
Farmington Farmer’s Market
Find the freshest produce, eggs, local honey, baked goods and other items on Saturday mornings from 8 am- noon.
Farmington Senior Services
The Farmington Senior Center is a Farmington site of the Davie Senior Services of Mocksville. The program provides seniors with daily activities such as; crafts, games, gardening, and exercise. It also provide seniors with beneficial seminars and a nutritious meal. There are computers available, with internet access, for seniors needing to look up useful information. Outside, there is a walking track for exercise, and a senior garden where they can safely enjoy growing their own produce and flowers.
The senior center is open Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The program is FREE to seniors 60 and over. For more information, call (336) 998-3730.
Several clubs meet at the community center including the Clover 4-H Club, Davie County Coon Hunters, Farmington Deaf Social, Girl Scouts, and the Piedmont Future Filmmakers.
Available to Rent
Farmington Community Center facilities are available for rent and provide a family atmosphere for recreational activities, special meetings or events, or just to relax and visit with family while celebrating that special occasion.
Preserving the Past to Promote the Future
The Farmington Community Center was once a part of the old Farmington High School. In the late 1800’s, on land that was donated by George W. Johnson, Farmington Academy was opened. The Davie Co. Board of Education Minutes notes that O.B. Eaton was the first principal. In the early 1900’s, a public high school was approved for Farmington and the Board appropriated $250 for the new building. Farmington High School went from grades one through eleven, with eleventh grade being the graduating class. By the 1940’s, the school had added a gymnasium, auditorium, cafeteria, and an extra classroom that was used to teach Home Economics and other classes.
There was also an Agriculture Building built behind the school, which offered the students classes in farming, gardening, and raising cattle. The ball field was home to the Farmington Baseball Team, in the 1920’s, and was the place to be on the weekends for community games. After the opening of the new high school in Mocksville, N.C., the Farmington High School was closed and the main building was torn down.
In 1971, the Farmington Community Association was formed, with John Caudle as the first President. What was left of the old Farmington School was designated to be the Farmington Community Center. Through the years, the Center has housed an after school program, a
day care, various classes, and community events. Through the years, the Farmington Community Center has seen many changes. For a few years, all was quiet at the center and the buildings were left vacant.
Promoting the Future
Today, the Farmington Community Center has renewed life as volunteers work to raise funds for the restoration of the old buildings, ball-field, and grounds of the facility. New programs have been started to help meet needs in the community and the Center is once again a place for families to come and enjoy recreation. The Farmington Community Center is a part of Farmington history that is continuing to work toward meeting the needs of its community.
Davie Senior Services
Monday – Fridays 10:00am – 1:00pm
Site Manager – Darlene Sheets
Every Monday 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 pm ($5)
Country Partner Line Dance ($4)
Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm ($5)
Farmington Ruritan Club
2nd Thursday of each month 7:30pm
Teen Gathering Place
3rd Fridays, 6-9pm
Director – Melanie Cook
Yoga Level One
Saturday 10:00 am ($5)
Farmington Friends Special Needs Program
4th Saturday of each month
Kids & Adults 2:00 – 4:00pm
Facilities open to the public:
Facilities available to rent:
The Farmington Community Center is located at 1723 Farmington Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028