Introduction to Danville, Indiana
Danville, Indiana, in Hendricks County, is 19 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town is in the Indianapolis area.
Hendricks County was established in 1824 and named after Indiana Governor William Hendricks. Danville was established in 1827. It is said that the community was named in honor of Daniel Clark, a Justice of the Peace. Danville was once home to Sam Thompson, a famous professional baseball player in the late 19th century.
Danville and nearby Attractions
- Midwest Aviation Museum
- Blanton Woods Nature Park
- Gill Family Aquatic Center
- Hendricks County Historical Museum
- President Benjamin Harrison Home
- Ellis Park
Things To Do In Danville
Splash Island Water Park, located nearby, is a popular recreational destination, especially among children and families. The Hendricks County Historical Museum, built in 1866, was the county jail until 1974. Other nearby museums include the Ben-Hur Museum, the National Art Museum of Sport, Sullivan Museum and the Indiana Medical History Museum. The Harrison Park Golf Course is the local golf course.
Indianapolis International Airport is nearby.
Danville Higher Education
Butler University, Ivy Tech State College-Central Indiana, Depauw University and the University of Indianapolis are all accessible from Danville.