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Welcome to the Danville, Vermont web site. Please note that this site is designed primarily for use by genealogists and is not intended to be the official town site.

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Town Government

Villages and hamlets in Danville include: Danville, Greenbank Hollow, Harvey's Hollow, North Danville, West Danville.

It should be noted that Town Clerks as a rule no longer will perform research but will assist researchers when they visit the town offices.

For current information for Danville, visit their website at: Town of Danville

Caledonia Probate Court

For current information for the court, visit their website at: Caledonia County Probate Court

Danville History

   Early History
   Deweysburg Gore
   Excerpt from Child's 1887 Gazetteer
   Thaddeus Stevens
   Mexican War
   Danville Landowners in 1858
   War of Rebellion
   Spanish-American War
   1887-1888 Business Directory

Danville Historical Society

  Choate-Sias Historical House, 121 Hill Street, Danville, VT  05828
Mailing Address: PO Box 274, Danville, VT  05828
  Phone: (802) 684-2055

  Website:Danville Historical Society

  Email: historicalsociety.director.dan@gmail.com

  Hours and Admission: Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon - 7:00 PM

  Contact: Sharon Lakey, Director

Villages and hamlets in Danville:

   Danville (also known as Danville Green)
        The name Danville was suggested by a friend of Ethan Allen. When Caledonia County was established, Danville was named shire town. Later as
       St.Johnsbury developed businesses and the railroad was built along the Passumpsic river, the shire town was moved to St. Johnsbury. The St Johnsbury and
       Lamoille County Railroad was constructed during the 1870s and had a station just south of the Danville Green.

        See Deweysburg Gore above.

   Greenbank Hollow (also known as South Danville and Harvey's Hollow)
       About 1850, Benjamin Greenbank bought the woolen mill in this hamlet. Just before Christmas of 1885, the mill burned and was never replaced.

    North Danville (also known locally as Tampico)
      The second post office in Danville was established in 1834 and closed in 1906.

  West Danville
      Yet another post office was established in 1853 and is still in operation. An annual lottery called the Joe's Pond Ice Out is held every spring here.

Danville Vital Statistics

   1790 Census
   1800 Census
   1810 Census
   1820 Census

   Civil Unions
   Other Danville Records

Census reporting ends with the 1820 census. There were over 50 separate items of data gathered in the 1830 census. That fact and that names are not in alphabetical order make it impractical to report later years.

Danville Libraries

Pope Memorial Library

The Brainard Memorial Library on Bruce Badger Highway does not have a website.

Danville Schools

Danville School Grades 8-12

The names and locations of historic Danville schools were derived from old copies of topographical maps.

Danville, VT Schools of the Past

Danville Churches

Danville Congregational Church
Danville Old North Church

Cemetery Information

Digging Deep Unearthing the Mysteries of Burial and Cemetery Laws

Caledonia County Cemeteries   Courtesy of Paul DesTroismaisons and Janice Boyko. Some listings of interments and GoogleMaps.
Danville Green Cemetery_Listing  Courtesy of Paul DesTroismaisons and Janice Boyko.
Danville Dole Cemetery_Listing  Courtesy of Paul DesTroismaisons and Janice Boyko.

Following is a list of all cemeteries in Danville with directions as to how to reach each one. Photos of the cemeteries are also provided. Please click on the image to see a full size view. Full listings of gravestones in each cemetery is on my list of things to do. The names given to the cemeteries may differ from other sources but they are the names used by the town. Photos of the cemeteries are also provided. Please click on the image to see a full size view.

Cemetery Listings

Bennett Cemetery

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Danville Center Cemetery

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Danville Green Cemetery

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Drew-Kelsey Cemetery

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Little Drew Cemetery

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Following photos provided by Brett Elliott. This appears to be the oldest stone in any of the Danville cemeteries and to the best of Brett's ability, reads: SJS, Samuel x Stevens, was born in 1723, and died 1795.


Massey Cemetery

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Pettengill-Boot Hill Cemetery

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Pope Cemetery

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Pumpkin Hill Cemetery

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Stanton Cemetery

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Swett Cemetery

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Ward Cemetery

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Other Danville Links

    Northeastern US Waterfalls -- A list of waterfalls in the Northeastern US among which some may be located in Danville.

    Some Old Photos of Danville --  Instructions will be shown on that site.

Vermont Historical Gazetteer - Courtesy: Rod Skinner    Local History for Vermont towns.
HomePage for Upper Connecticut River Valley    Lots of other genealogical information.
Other Listings of Interest, Courtesy - Janice Boyko
Cyndi's List for Caledonia County Vermont


    Danville Bibliography

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