Danville, Kentucky is a small town, but it has a big presence. Home to more than 15,000 people, it has a rich history and was home to many settlers even before the state recognized it as a town in 1787. It was the site of the Great Settlement Area that settled around Harrod’s Fort. People had been living in the area since 1774.
This lively city is known as the “Birthplace of the Bluegrass” and it is no wonder—Kentucky is known for its fields of bluegrass, as well as the type of music that came to take on the same name.
Danville is located in central Kentucky, in the county of Boyle. It is only 30 miles from Lexington, Kentucky and 83 miles from Louisville. The area experiences a moderate climate with the average temperatures for the town being 23 degrees Fahrenheit in winter and 86 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months.
The many historic buildings and sites around town have had a significant effect on Danville as well as the nation. Perryville battlefield where an important battle in the Civil War took place, and the Pioneer Playhouse is the oldest outdoor theater in Kentucky. Though it is small, there are so many places to enjoy Danville. It is a small town with a big heart.