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1 City (1990 pop. 33,828), seat of Vermilion co., E Ill., on the Vermilion River at the Ind. line; inc. 1839. It is a commercial and industrial center in a dairy, farm, and coal area. Coal was once a central industry; agriculture and manufacturing have become predominant. Abraham LincolnLincoln, Abraham
, 1809–65, 16th President of the United States (1861–65). Early Life

Born on Feb. 12, 1809, in a log cabin in backwoods Hardin co., Ky. (now Larue co.), he grew up on newly broken pioneer farms of the frontier.
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 maintained a law office in Danville for five years. Nearby is Kickapoo State Park, with a number of lakes.

2 City (1990 pop. 12,420), seat of Boyle co., central Ky.; settled 1775, inc. 1836. One of the oldest settlements in Kentucky, Danville is a manufacturing center in an agricultural region. Of note is the Dr. Ephraim McDowell House, scene (1809) of the first ovariotomy. Centre College and the first state-supported school for the deaf (opened 1823) are also there.

3 City (1990 pop. 53,056), S central Va., on the Dan River; politically independent of, but surrounded by, Pittsylvania co.; founded 1793, inc. 1870. It is a market and processing point for bright leaf tobacco. The city is also known for its huge Dan River textile mill (begun 1883). During the Civil War, Danville had a Confederate quartermaster depot, a hospital, and a prison camp. In Apr., 1865, Jefferson DavisDavis, Jefferson,
1808–89, American statesman, President of the Southern Confederacy, b. Fairview, near Elkton, Ky. His birthday was June 3. Early Life

Davis's parents moved to Mississippi when he was a boy.
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 and his cabinet fled there from Richmond. The Sutherlin Mansion, the "Last Capitol of the Confederacy," is a historical landmark. Other points of interest include the home of Lady Nancy Witcher (Langhorne) AstorAstor, Nancy Witcher (Langhorne) Astor, Viscountess,
1879–1964, British politician, b. Virginia. She was first married to Robert Gould Shaw, and after her divorce (1903) from him she went to England.
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, who was born in Danville; the National Tobacco and Textile Museum; and Averett Univ.

Danville (Independent City), Virginia

401 Patton St
Danville, VA 24544
Phone: (434) 799-5168
Fax: (434) 799-6502

In southern VA on the Dan River, just north of the NC border. Established 1793; incorporated as a town in 1830; as a city in 1890. Name Origin: For its location on the Dan River

Area (sq mi):: 43.94 (land 43.06; water 0.88) Population per square mile: 1071.60
Population 2005: 46,143 State rank: 36 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.70%; 1990-2000 -8.80% Population 2000: 48,411 (White 53.30%; Black or African American 44.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 40.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,151; median household $26,900; Population below poverty level: 20.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,486-$23,310
Unemployment (2004): 9.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 18.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Danville County seat (46,371)

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