Danville is located in Yell County (of which it is one of two county seats), southwest of Russellville, between Belleville and Ola at the Hwy 10/80 and Hwy 27 junction. Also situated on the banks of the Petit Jean River near Nimrod Lake.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 1,686, an increase of 101 since 1990.
Danville was first settled in the early 1840s and was incorporated as a town on February 6, 1899. This community is named after the steamship that plied the Petit Jean in those early years when the river was navigable.
Popular attractions throughout the Danville area include: Hiking in Danville City Park/Danville Mountain Trail, fishing in Spring Lake (9 miles), hunting for Turkey, Deer, Quail, Bear in Ouachita National Forest (2 Miles) - Ozark National Forest (9 Miles), mountain biking and canoeing/kayaking.
Transportation Danville Municipal Airport |
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Arkansas Scottish Festival Batesville AR April13-14 Located on the campus of Bates College, the festival kicks off with a celtic concert on Friday night and include bagpipe contests and highland dancing competitions.
Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock AR April18-21 The tenth anniversary gathering with events on both sides of the river. Featuring well known authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
Riverfest Little Rock AR May24-26 Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.