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Welcome to Downtown Danville, KY

"Preservation meets Progress"

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A little about Danville

We invite you to visit Danville, KY and Boyle County and experience our treasure trove of historic sites, scenic bluegrass vistas and cultural assets. Whether you visit our idyllic Main Street in Danville; the Civil War Battlefield and Merchant’s Row in Perryville; or the Knobs and natural beauty of Forkland; you will see why Boyle County is where “Preservation meets Progress.” We invite you to come and discover why “it’s better here”.

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The history of Danville

Danville was part of the Great Settlement Area around Harrod's Fort (present-day Harrodsburg), which was first settled in 1774. The site was originally known as Crow's Station for settler John Crow, but the town was surveyed and platted by Walker Daniel, Kentucky's first district attorney, who bought 76 acres (31 ha) near the Wilderness Road off of Crow in 1783. The city was named for Daniel. The Virginia legislature officially established Danville on December 4, 1787. Between 1784 and 1792, ten conventions were held in Danville to petition for better governance and ultimately to secure independence from Virginia. In 1786 the Danville Political Club was organized. It met each Saturday night at Grayson’s Tavern to discuss the political, economic, and social concerns. After a state constitution was adopted and separation was confirmed in 1792, the town ceased to be of statewide importance and its leading citizens moved elsewhere.

Contact Information

Address:
105 E Walnut St
Danville, Kentucky
40422

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Businesses in Danville, Kentucky

Here is a collection of downtown Danville, Kentucky businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Golden Lion Bed and Breakfast

Lodging

Greek Revival home listed on the National Register of Historic Places

 

Pasick's Bed and Breakfast

Lodging

Victorian charm with Bluegrass Hospitality

 

The Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

An 1890's historic hideaway

 

The Farm, LLC

Lodging

A Farmstay Inn with all the amenities

 

Chateau Du Vieux Corbeau Winery

Museums / Attractions

Featuring an underground wine facility

 

Great American Doll House Museum

Museums / Attractions

A top-choice destination for families with children

 

Burke's Bakery and Delicatessen

Restaurants

A Kentucky institution

 

Mermaids Bar & Bistro

Restaurants

Fine-dining cuisine in a cozy, yet trendy atmosphere

 

Pescara - A Mediterranean Restaurant

Restaurants

A combination of Mediterranean and Italian classics

 

The Hub Coffee House and Cafe

Restaurants

Enjoy great food, fellowship, and fun!

 

Wayne & Jane's Wine & Whiskey Bar

Restaurants

Best selection of bourbons around, plus crafted cocktails

 

Lily Manor Day Spa

Services

Give your stress wings and let it fly away

 

Danville Bike & Footwear

Shopping

Your friendly neighborhood bike and footwear shop

 

Derby Shoppe and Raggs

Shopping

Affordable, stylish clothing and accessories

 

Karamel Kreations

Shopping

Gourmet Caramel and Gifts!!

 

Lee Stephens

Shopping

Women's boutique in downtown Danville

 

Muddy Creek Primitives

Shopping

A unique collection of gifts, candles, linens, berries etc

 

The Purple Pearl

Shopping

We sell mostly pearls but also gemstones,and venetian glass