Danville is a city in the south of the U.S. state of Virginia. According to the census of 2000, the city has 48 411 inhabitants ² with an area of 113.8 km.
Danville was the last capital of the Confederate States of America. From April 3 to April 10, 1865 Jefferson Davis was quartered with his cabinet at the home of Major William T. Sutherlin. During this short time, Danville was also the capital of Virginia.
¹ 1980 - 2000: census results; 2005: Updating the U.S. Census Bureau
Sons and daughters of the town
- Nancy Astor, British politician