"Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois" Danville by Stephen-KarenConn

Danville Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 20 photos

Danville is located in East Central Illinois 125 miles south of Chicago and 80 miles West of Indianapolis with interstate access to both cities. It is situated on the North Fork of the Vermilion River, about 30 miles west of the Indiana/Illinois state line, and is the seat of Vermilion County.

Danville offers several lakes, many with boating and fishing, The land is hilly with large valleys. Featuring the only Federally designated Scenic River with a State Park offering camping and County Parks featuring many hiking trails. offering 11,000 acres of wildlife, ponds and lakes.

Danville has a rich Local History including the first Genealogical & Historical Society in Illinois. Danville is also known for several Famous Entertainment Personalities. Abraham Lincoln pracitced law here before he became President of the United States.

  • Last visit to Danville: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Aug 11, 2006
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  • hamop's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2010 at 8:26 AM

    FYI: The title to this page is incorrect. The comments and photo are of the War Museum, not the County Museum.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2008 at 3:21 AM

    I always find it interesting when people get together and make a local historical museum. (An uncle of mine spent his retirement years doing that in Minocqua, Wisconsin.)

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2006 at 2:34 PM

    Wow, Stephen, I had no idea that you had been to Danville. Informative introduction with great "tidbits". Your photographs certainly captured the Danville look that hasn't changed much, it seems.

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