Danville was founded in 1793 and incorporated in 1833. It is known for the tobacco and textile industries that brought great economic success. The city dominated the tobacco belt of the Virginia and neighboring North Carolina as its prosperity was maintained until the decline of both tobacco and textile industries in the 1980s. This book demonstartesthe relationship between Danville’s past and the connection that it has with the present. In addition, this work will make available the history and current activities that have attracted and continue to attract tourists, scholars, and new residents to a thriving city that has much to offer.