Danville is located in Caledonia County, nine miles west of St. Johnsbury in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. It lies along Highway 2 near the Joes River and Joes Pond.
Danville was settled in 1785 and chartered on October 31, 1786. Nearly 200 families were here by 1789. The town became known for manufacturing harnesses as well as lumbering and farming. Thaddeus Stevens, a famous abolitionist, was born in Danville.
Today, Danville is a lovely New England village of approximately 1,980 residents. There is an annual August dowsers convention here. Dowsers use divining rods (forked sticks) to find water under the ground. The American Society of Dowsers national headquarters is just off the village green. The Danville Railroad Station, a historic site, is here as well as the Danville Morgan Horse Farm.
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05/09 Coming to The area
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March22-31 Culture reigns at the Green Mountain Film Festival, featuring powerful programming on a wide range of subjects, interesting and often unexpected guests, and a convivial atmosphere.
Vermont Maple Festival St Albans VT April26-28 Pancake breakfast and maple buffet, the annual “Sap Run” race, exhibits and sugarhouse tours, antiques, crafts, cooking demonstrations, youth talent, fiddlers’ shows, and a Grand Parade featuring teen “Maple Ambassadors.”
Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor Manchester NH March17-May5 A display at the Currier Museum of Art shows the striking duality of deadly weaponry and artistic beauty from the Samurai culture of centuries past.
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival Deerfield NH May11-12 Each year the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival lines up a wide variety of presenters to help educate the public on everything sheep or wool related. Your family can take advantage of the many activities taking place throughout the weekend.