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Danville




Danville, p v, Pittsylvania co., Va., 164 s. w. by w. Richmond, 251 W. Situated on Dan r., one of the constituents of the Roanoke. The river here has falls which afford good water power. The ground on which the village is built rises gradually from the river until it attains to a commanding eminence, presenting a delightful view of the place and the surrounding country. This place has a boatable communication as far as the falls of the Roanoke, and has become the centre of an extensive trade. It contains 2 banking houses, a Masonic hall, 2 tobacco warehouses, a considerable number of stores, 1 iron foundry, a printing office, issuing a weekly newspaper, nearly 200 dwellings, and about 1,200 inhabitants. Its manufacturing advantages are but partially developed.
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