Danville, Kentucky

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

2 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Most Beautiful"

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Kentucky’s birthplace, Danville is a city full of firsts. The town has preserved Constitution Square where the state’s constitution was signed and re-built replica buildings from the time that visitors can tour. Stop by the historic Ephraim McDowell House and The Old Jail to step back in time.

Danville’s rich history includes several educational firsts from the first college and law schools in the West to the first state-funded School for the Deaf and first black home school in the county. Today the town’s the home of Centre College, a leading liberal arts school and host to the previous and upcoming vice presidential debates.

The small town is proud of its locally-owned restaurants, micro-breweries and shops. Start your day at The Hub Coffee Shop and end it at Mermaid’s, with stops at staples like Beer Engine, Red Rooster Café, Burke’s Bakery, Bluegrass Pizza and Pub or Pioneer Playhouse throughout your stay.

Visit in May to attend the annual Lawn Chair Film Festival, September for Eat Drink Danville and Oktoberfest, or November for the Kentucky BBQ Festival and Hogs and Logs Team Triathlon. For more of what’s going on in Danville, check out its reviews.

Danville is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. It's large enough to have almost everything one could wish for in a home residence, but small enough to be the kind of place where everyone is supportive and wants to be part of a special community. It's beautiful, too, set in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky!
Reviewed by YvonneMorley
on June 1, 2012
Danville is a great town with beautiful historic architecture and small town feel, yet under the surface you'll find it is quite progressive with a vibrant arts scene, boutique shopping, and great local restaurants. Most people don't just come to visit, they come to stay!
Reviewed by Daddy Hojo
on June 1, 2012
Visit the historic Ephraim McDowell House Museum & Apothecary facing historic Constitution Square, where the first successful surgery to remove an ovarian tumor was performed.
Reviewed by ephraim.mcdowell
on June 1, 2012
Since 1961, the Boyle County Industrial Foundation has privately developed industrial parks, recruited new industries, created thousands of new jobs, and supported existing industry growth--without one cent of local government funding!
Reviewed by johnhill.bailey
on June 1, 2012
Danville is the "City of Firsts" . . . the first capital of Kentucky, the first US post office west of the Allegheny Mountains, the first courthouse in Kentucky, the first state-supported school for the deaf, home to the first physician to successfully remove an ovarian tumor (1809), oldest college campus and administration building (1819) west of the Allegheny Mountains.
Reviewed by isaac.shelby
on June 1, 2012
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