Although Danville was incorporated
as a city in 1982, it has been in existence since the gold rush
days. Daniel and Andrew Inman bought 400 acres in what is now Old
Town Danville with their mining earnings in 1854, and the town has
flourished ever since. The Town's connection to its Old West past is
preserved in the downtown cluster of narrow roads and the remarkable
number of early buildings that still remain.
With a population of
approximately 41,715, Danville is known for its small-town
atmosphere and its outstanding quality of life. Eight parks, with
ball fields, tennis courts, picnic facilities, playground equipment
and walking trails, offer family activities all year long. The Iron
Horse Trail provides miles of paths for biking and walking.
Danville's weather boasts nearly 300 days of sunshine every year.
Special events bring out the
small-town atmosphere. The Fourth of July Parade and the Lighting of
Old Town Danville are highlights of the year along with art
festivals and holiday festivities. The Village Theatre offers live
theater productions. The art gallery in the same building showcases
local talent. "Music In the Park" a summer concert series,
features local groups.