Danville (Kentucky)

Danville is a small city in Boyle County in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.


A log structure with a door in the center, three windows, and a brick chimney on the right
A replica of the first district courthouse

Danville was part of the settlement area around Harrod's Fort (now Harrodsburg) which was the first English permanent settlement in Kentucky. Walker Daniel, Kentucky's first District Attorney, bought land on the Wilderness Road and had it surveyed for a town in 1783-1784. The Virginia legislature officially established Danville on December 4, 1787.

Get in

Visitors can access Danville by automobile. US 127 is the main north-south highway, and US 150 provides access from the east and west. KY-52 passes through some scenic landscape and can be used if travelling from Richmond to the east.


The Governor's Circle at Constitution Square State Park


Pioneer Playhouse





Bed & Breakfasts



Go next

Routes through Danville

Frankfort Harrodsburg  N  S  Russell Springs Crossville
Louisville Bardstown  W  E  Mt. Vernon END

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