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Forrestville is situated twelve miles northwest of Santa Rosa, on the border of the timber country, in what is known as Green Valley. The Guerneville branch of the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad passes within one and a half miles of the town. It was first settled by A. J. Forrester, now in San Louis Obispo county, from whom it takes its doubly-appropriate name. A great many persons who live in Forrestville find employment cutting cord-wood and tan-bark for the San Francisco market; besides there is a good market in the surrounding country for posts, pickets, fence-rails, &c. There is a graded public-school in the town of ninety-two scholars, taught by John Scott; a Methodist Episcopal church of sixty members; and near the town the Adventists have a comfortable house of worship. There is a general store kept by J. C. Bonsall one blacksmith-shop kept by Oliver & Harbine, one hotel, one saloon, one butcher-shop, and one wagon-maker.