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Danville. 1 City (2020 pop. 29,204), 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 Lincoln maintained a law office in Danville for five years. Nearby is Kickapoo State Park, with a number of lakes. 2 City (2020 pop. 17,234), 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 (2020 pop. 38,834), 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 was also known for its huge Dan River textile mill (begun 1883; closed in 2006). During the Civil War, Danville had a Confederate quartermaster depot, a hospital, and a prison camp. In Apr., 1865, Jefferson Davis 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) Astor, who was born in Danville; the National Tobacco and Textile Museum; and Averett Univ.
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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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    Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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