Danville (Virginia)


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.

Population Development

¹ 1980 - 2000: census results; 2005: Updating the U.S. Census Bureau

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Nancy Astor, British politician