Danville is a city in and the county seat of Boyle County, Kentucky and, as of the 2010 census, had a population of 16,218. It is also the principal city of the Danville Micropolitan Statistical Area, which also includes all of Boyle and Lincoln counties. The city covers a total area of 15.8 square miles, in which under 0.1% is water, the rest land. Danville has an elevation of 984 feet above sea level and is called the "City of Firsts". It housed the first Kentucky courthouse as well as having the first U.S. Post Office west of the Allegheny Mountains. It is host to the first state-supported school for the deaf and was the location where Ephraim McDowell became the first physician to remove an ovarian tumor successfully.
If you look through the Danville, KY Yellow Pages and the Danville, KY Business Directory, you will see that Danville is big on education, boasting Centre College, a nationally-recognized liberal arts college. It also holds campuses for Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Midway College, National College and Eastern Kentucky University. Danville puts itself out to a diversity of interests with theater (3 venues for theatrical production to be exact), the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge, monuments, arts centers and museum. There is also Perryville Battlefield, a park that preserves a significant Civil War battlefield.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan