Farnham is a town (its population numbers 8,000 inhabitants), located in Missisquoi County, in the Monteregie Region, on the Yamaska River and on the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railways, about 43 miles from Montreal East. Its first residents, mostly Loyalists from the United States, came there in 1800. Farnham was incorporated in 1876.
Its name is taken from the town of Farnham in Surrey, England. The town of Farnham is an important industrial, commercial, and railway centre.
It is home to a beet-sugar refinery, a peat bog, a large creamery, an experimental tobacco farm controlled by the federal government, mills and factories.
Farnham is also the site of an important military training camp, used primarily by the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School and local militia.