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Welcome to Preston ...

The city of Preston is located in Fillmore County<1> and is the County Seat for Fillmore County.

The location of Preston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Preston has a population of 1,282 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Preston.

Preston is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Preston lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Preston: (507)

The ZIP code for Preston: 55965<5>

Websites for Preston ...

Official Website: www.prestonmn.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Preston had an population of 1,282 people. This is a decrease of 3.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Preston had a population of 1,325 people (which is 6.35% of the total population of Fillmore County). This makes Preston the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Preston represents 0.02% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 316th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,325 people, the population of Preston decreased 7.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,426 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Preston.

Communities Also Named Preston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 46 communities that are also named Preston - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Preston.

Communities near Preston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Preston.

  • Chatfield (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatfield
    • Chatfield lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Preston and is located in Fillmore County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,826 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chatfield<7>
  • Spring Valley (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
    • Spring Valley lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Preston and is located in Fillmore County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,424 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Valley<7>
  • Rushford (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushford
    • Rushford lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Preston and is located in Fillmore County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,695 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushford<7>
  • Harmony (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
    • Harmony lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Preston and is located in Fillmore County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 982 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harmony<7>
  • Rushford Village (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushford Village
    • Rushford Village lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Preston and is located in Fillmore County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushford Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushford Village
  • Mabel (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabel
    • Mabel lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Preston and is located in Fillmore County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 744 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mabel<7>
  • Lanesboro (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanesboro
    • Lanesboro lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Preston and is located in Fillmore County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 725 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lanesboro<7>
  • Lime Springs (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Springs
    • Lime Springs lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Preston and is located in Howard County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 476 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lime Springs<7>
  • Wykoff (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wykoff
    • Wykoff lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Preston and is located in Fillmore County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 431 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wykoff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wykoff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wykoff<7>
  • Fountain (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain
    • Fountain lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Preston and is located in Fillmore County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 398 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Preston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Preston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Preston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Preston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Preston. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Preston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Preston ...

Looking for more information about Preston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Preston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Preston.

Adding Preston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Preston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Preston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Preston on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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About Fillmore County

About Minnesota

The official website for Preston: www.prestonmn.org/

The official website for Fillmore County: www.co.fillmore.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Fillmore, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Preston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Preston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Preston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Preston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Preston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Preston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PrestonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Preston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6723, Longitude: -92.0827       In this case, the coordinates for Preston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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