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Danville, Vermont, USA - Elm House, Danville, Vt.

Danville, as we know it by its present shape, was chartered by the new state of Vermont in 1786. It has been called "Village in the Hills" for good reason as it is situated high in the hills, offering vistas of mountains and beautiful rolling fields.

West Danville is an unincorporated village in the town of Danville.

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Elm House, Danville, Vt.
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Elm House, Danville, Vt.
View at Danville Green, Vt., 1907
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Well's Store, West Danville, Vt.
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Well's Store, West Danville, Vt.
Covered Bridge
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Joe's Pond, West Danville, Vt.
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Joe's Pond, West Danville, Vt.
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1816 - June 7 - A famous June snow occurred in the northeastern U.S. Danville VT reported drifts of snow and sleet twenty inches deep. The Highlands were white all day, and flurries were observed as far south as Boston MA.

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June 7, 1816
1849 Danville
Caledonia Co. The eastern part of this township is elevated about 200 and the western about 800 feet above Connecticut River. The soil is free from stone, is easily cultivated, and is perhaps equal, in richness and adaptation to agriculture, to any in the State. It is watered by numerous streams of pure water, which arise in the higher lands of Wheelock, Walden, and Cabot. Joe's Pond lies mostly in the western part of the township and covers about 1000 acres. It discharges its waters into the Passumpsic by Merritt's River or Joe's Brook. At its outlet a large never failing sheet of water falls over a limestone ledge, seventy-five feet in twelve rods. In the north part of the town are Sleeper's River and tlie Branch. Large quantities of butter, pork and wool, are here produced for market. This is the shire town.

Danville village is very pleasantly situated nearly in the centre of the township, on elevated land, and in the midst of a beautiful farming country. The public buildings... Read MORE...

1859
DANVILLE, the cap. of Caledonia co., in the state of Vermont, 30 m. NE of Montpelier. Pop 2,633.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1895 - Danville
Danville, a post-village of Caledonia co, Vt., in Danville township, on the Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad, 11 miles from St. Johnsbury, and about 25 miles E.N.E. of Montpelier. It has 2 churches, a national bank, a graded school, manufactures of bobbins and butter-tubs, and a sulphur spring. The township contains hamlets named North and West Danville, and has manufactures of woollen goods. Pop. of the township, 1784.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
2023 - Here's a list of the best places to go and things to do in Danville:
Joe's Pond: Start your visit with a trip to Joe's Pond, a scenic freshwater lake surrounded by lush greenery. It's a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll, a peaceful picnic, or even some fishing.

Creamery Covered Bridge: Explore the historic Creamery Covered Bridge, a classic Vermont covered bridge that spans the Joes Brook. It's an iconic symbol of the region and a great spot for photography.

Danville Historical Society Museum: Immerse yourself in the town's history by visiting the Danville Historical Society Museum. Learn about the local heritage, view artifacts, and gain insights into the lives of early settlers.

Great Vermont Corn Maze: If you're visiting during the fall, don't miss the Great Vermont Corn Maze. It's one of the largest corn mazes in New England, offering a fun and challenging adventure for families and friends.

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum: While not in Danville itself, the nearby St. Johnsbury Athenaeum is worth a visit. This historic library and art gallery ... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Danville, Vermont, USA

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