Danville and Pittsylvania County, VA

Danville, Virginia

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Danville, an independent city inside Pittsylvania County, is a town whose past still decorates its neighborhoods. It’s a textile and tobacco center where the leisurely pace of the Old South blends with the modern tempo of commerce and industry. Danville is one of the nation’s largest bright-leaf tobacco auction markets. It’s also the location of Dan River, Inc., one of the largest, single-unit textile mills in the world. Another little-known fact about Danville is that it became the last capital of the Confederacy when Jefferson Davis sought refuge at the Sutherlin House after the fall of Richmond in 1865. Danville is also the birthplace of Nancy Langhorne, who became Lady Astor and was the first woman to be seated in the British House of Commons. This eTrail provides detailed information on sights, events, entertainment, shopping, dining, accommodations, and transportation in this area of Virginia.
The Virginia Handbook

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The Virginia Handbook

by Blair Howard, Mary Burnham, & W. Burnham Jr. (Hunter Publishing)

Danville, an independent city inside Pittsylvania County, is a town whose past still decorates its neighborhoods. It’s a textile and tobacco center where the leisurely pace of the Old South blends with the modern tempo of commerce and industry. Danville is one of the nation’s largest bright-leaf tobacco auction markets. It’s also the location of Dan River, Inc., one of the largest, single-unit textile mills in the world.

Another little-known fact about Danville is that it became the last capital of the Confederacy when Jefferson Davis sought refuge at the Sutherlin House after the fall of Richmond in 1865. Danville is also the birthplace of Nancy Langhorne, who became Lady Astor and was the first woman to be seated in the British House of Commons. This eTrail provides detailed information on sights, events, entertainment, shopping, dining, accommodations, and transportation in this area of Virginia.

©  Blair Howard, Mary Burnham, & W. Burnham Jr./Hunter Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Danville
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Contact information for all sights, accommodations, and dining are provided in the eTrail
Driving Directions: Directions to Danville & Pittsylvania County, VA

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