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Forestville

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Forestville is a village in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 697 at the 2010 census. The village is within the town of Hanover and in the northeast part of the county.HistoryThe first settlers were the Tupper brothers in 1805. The community began in 1808 as "Walnut Falls". Also known as "Moore's Hills," the name was changed to "Forestville" in 1820. The village was incorporated in 1848.The "Bell Tower" at the high school is the oldest standing brick structure in the north county. A barn or carriage house located at 27 Lodi Street is the oldest standing wooden structure in northern Chautauqua County.Notable people George Abbott, Broadway producer and playwright, was born in Forestville on June 25, 1887. A New York State historical marker honoring Abbott was placed on Main Street and unveiled by the Hanover Historian Vincent P. Martonis on June 25, 2008. Edgar Anderson, botanist Cyrus D. Angell, major landowner in Forestville and surrounding area in the 19th century; noted for developing the Belt Theory of oil discovery, that oil existed in "belts" akin to underground rivers, giving rise to the practice of "Yardstick Geology". A number of local landmarks along Angell Road are named after Cyrus D. Angell. William J. Colvill, Union colonel in the American Civil War who led the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry in the Battle of Gettysburg, former Minnesota Attorney General and US congressman from Minnesota Les Dye, former NFL player
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