Fillmore County (pop. 20,866) was named for Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States.
The county, along Minnesota’s southern border with Iowa, has only one stoplight – in the city of Chatfield (pop. 2,779), which is partly in Olmsted County.
The county seat of Fillmore County is Preston (pop. 1,325), which calls itself America’s Trout Capital.
Preston’s former jail, sheriff’s residence, and courthouse (built in 1870) is now the Jailhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast.
Mystery Cave State Park is just west of Preston.
The town of Harmony (pop. 1,020) and the surrounding area have the largest Amish population in Minnesota.
In Spring Valley (pop. 2,479), the former Methodist Episcopal Church is now a Spring Valley Community Historical Society museum.
The town of Fountain (pop. 410) is the western terminus of the Root River segment of the 60-mile Blufflands State Trail.
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