Danville (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy

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Danville, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1890
Website Danville

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The City of Danville is located in the Southern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named by Colonel William Byrd after the Dan River[1].

Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Danville City Courthouse

For additional records, see Pittsylvania County.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Danville (Independent City) (Independent City), Virginia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the City
  • FindAGrave Clicking on Place Name (without the word "cemetery") may list more.
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1890 -- Danville was created in 1890 from Pittsylvania County. [2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

  • Search the Library of Virginia's Virginia Untold collection for digitized images of African Americans of the City of Danville.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Court[edit | edit source]

Library of Virginia's Chancery Record Index includes digital images for Danville City chancery court records for the years 1842-1913.

Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at FHL. [Includes a section on Danville silversmiths.]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Henry CountyPittsylvania CountyHalifax CountyCaswell CountyRockingham CountyVA DANVILLE IND CITY.PNG
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Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]
  • 1874-1879 - Danville Birth Index 1874-1879. Batch C868712 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

Danville (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy deaths are online in the Library of Virginia's Death Index of Virginia, 1853-1896, sponsored by Virginia Genealogical Society.

Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://danvillehistory.org/history.html
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.