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Danville, Virginia, USA

The first European-American settlement developed in 1792 downstream from Byrd's campsite, at a spot along the river shallow enough to allow fording. It was named "Wynne's Falls", after the first settler.

In 1793, the General Assembly authorized construction of a tobacco warehouse at Wynne's Falls, marking the start of the town as "The World's Best Tobacco Market", Virginia's largest market for "bright leaf" tobacco. The village was renamed "Danville" by act of the Virginia Legislature on November 23, 1793.

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  • 1854 - Danville
    Danville, the principal village of Pittsylvania county, Virginia, on the Dan river, 5 miles from the North Carolina line, and 168 miles W. S. W. from ...Read MORE...


  • 1883 - November 3 - Race riots in Danville Virginia (4 blacks killed)

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  • 1895 - Danville
    Danville, a flourishing post-town of Pittsylvania co, Va., is situated on the Dan River, and on the Richmond * Danville Railroad, 141 miles W.S.W. of ...Read MORE...


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    Sutherlin Homestead (The Last Capitol of Confederacy.) Danville, Virginia.
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    Danville, a city of Pittsylvania co., Va., is situated on the Dan River and on the Southern and the Danville and Western Rs., 141 miles SW. of...Read MORE...


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    Danville Country Club, Danville, Va.
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Sutherlin Homestead (The Last Capitol of Confederacy.) Danville, Virginia.
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Danville Country Club, Danville, Va.
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  • 1854 - Danville
    Danville, the principal village of Pittsylvania county, Virginia, on the Dan river, 5 miles from the North Carolina line, and 168 miles W. S. W. from ... Read MORE...

  • 1883 - November 3 - Race riots in Danville Virginia (4 blacks killed)

    historyorb.com
  • 1895 - Danville
    Danville, a flourishing post-town of Pittsylvania co, Va., is situated on the Dan River, and on the Richmond * Danville Railroad, 141 miles W.S.W. of ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Danville, a city of Pittsylvania co., Va., is situated on the Dan River and on the Southern and the Danville and Western Rs., 141 miles SW. of... Read MORE...

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