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Forestville Townsite--Meighan Store
|Nearest city:||Preston, Minnesota|
|Area:||425 acres (172 ha)|
|Added to NRHP:||April 13, 1973|
The town of Forestville was settled in 1852 and organized in 1855, receiving this name in honor of Forest Henry, the first probate judge of Fillmore County. Henry settled in Forestville in 1854. The town was incorporated in 1891 and had a post office from 1855 until 1902.
In 1949 the Minnesota State Legislature authorized the creation of Forestville State Park, with the intent to preserve what remained of the abandoned townsite. Mystery Cave was added to the state park in 1987.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Upham, Warren (2001). Minnesota Place Names, A Geographical Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society. p. 196. ISBN 0-87351-396-7 [Amazon-US | Amazon-UK].