|The City of Danville, Virginia
|Riverside Cotton Mills was started in Danville, Virginia, in 1882.
3 pages of old pictures
|plant. This area was famous for its flue-cured process that
produced the bright leaf tobacco. Danville for years was called
the "World's Best Tobacco Market." In early Virginia, the
preacher was paid 1,600 pounds of tobacco a year and taxes
were levied in pounds of tobacco. Every farmer in these parts
raised it for a cash crop because the money from tobacco was
much more than for any other crop. There has been a decline
in use and most small farms no longer grow the crop. Most of
the production today is by large operations.
|for the 1903 train wreck -
The Wreck of the Old 97 .
|American Armoured Foundation
Tank Museum is located in Danville, VA. It has
the most extensive collection of tank and cavalry
artifacts in the world. Visit their website at:
|Please Note: Geographically, Danville is in southern Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
However, in Virginia the cities and counties are separate political entities.
|Brief History of Danville
(at left) Yarbrough's Mill on the
northside of Dan River. This area once
had the names Neapolis and North in