Forestville, New York
The clickable images and aerial photographs on this page present material related to Forestville, New York. Forestville is a village in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 697 at the 2010 census.
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.
The 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 of Forestville was incorporated in 1848.
Past residents of note
- George Abbott, the famous 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. Others of note are Dr. Eleanor E. Burnsides, Roscoe B. Martin, and Cyrus D. Angell.
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More information about Forestville, New York
Forestville is located at (42.471658, -79.174028).
New York State Route 39, passes (east-west) through the village as its main street and intersects county routes 85, 87, and 89. Walnut Creek is joined by Tupper Creek north of the village and flows northward to Lake Erie.
As of the census of 2000, there were 770 people, 304 households, and 209 families residing in the village. The population density was 787.9123 people per square mile (303.4/km²). There were 324 housing units at an average density of 331.5 per square mile (127.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.45% White, 0.26% African American, 1.04% Native American, 1.43% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.47% of the population. Of note, there is an estimated 91% of the population that is classified as "white".
There were 304 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.That's not all: Wikipedia contains more information about Forestville, New York.