Forestville is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States. The population was 12,353 at the 2010 census. The community is a mixture of garden apartments, single-family homes, and shopping centers built mostly from the 1930s through 1970s, adjacent to the communities of District Heights, Suitland, Morningside, Westphalia and Camp Springs.
Forestville was originally known as Long Old Fields. During the War of 1812, Long Old Fields served as an encampment on August 23, 1814 for American forces opposing the invading British, who camped just a few miles away. These forces met at the Battle of Bladensburg the next day. Long Old Fields’ name was changed to Forestville sometime after the end of the Civil War in 1865.
Living in Forestville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Forestville there are a lot of parks.
The town was established in the late 1860s, and although the spelling was changed later, it was originally named after saloon owner Andrew Jackson Forrester. Forestville was the home of the first powered sawmill in California, as well as a chair factory that, at the time, was the largest manufacturing plant in Sonoma County.
The lively Forestville Certified Farmers Market is held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday under the shady oaks in the downtown park from the beginning of July to the end of September.
Forestville is home to three regional parks along the river: Steelhead Beach, Sunset Beach, and Mom’s Beach (also known as Forestville River Access). They all offer beautiful river and forest views. All are great for birding, fishing, watching paddlers move slowly by, enjoying a picnic (grills are available), and much more.
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