Introduction to Danville, Kentucky
Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle county, is located 28 miles SW of Lexington, Kentucky.
The city of Danville was incorporated in the year 1787 by the Virginia Legislature. The city is said to be named after the first District Attorney, Walker Daniel. In 1842 Boyle County was formed by the merger of northern Lincoln County and southern Mercer County. Danville was made the county seat. Boyle County and Danville backed construction of the Lexington and Danville Railroad in 1850. Boyle County's courthouse in the city was converted into a hospital after the Battle of Perryville during the American Civil War.
Danville and nearby Attractions
- Constitution Square State Historic Site
- Iaac Shelby Cemetery State Historic Site
- Danville Model Railroad Museum
- Ephraim McDowell House
- Boone Station State Historic Site
Things To Do In Danville
Tourists to the city can enjoy picnics in the beautiful locations of the Fort Boonesborough State Park, Lincoln Homestead State Park, and Old Fort Harrod State Park. Visitors may also visit various museums like the Garrard County Jail Museum. The city also hosts many annual festivals including the Boyle County Fair, Boyle County Heritage Festival, Constitution Square Festival, and Forkland Heritage Festival.
Louisville International Airport is the nearest international airport.
Danville Higher Education
Centre College of Kentucky and Central Kentucky Technical College - Danville Campus are the local colleges. One can also opt for the University of Kentucky.