Danville, the seat of Boyle county, began in 1782 as Crow's Station, founded by John Crow. The town of Danville was formed by Walker Daniel in 1783 and Kentucky's first post office opened in Danville in 1792. The population in 1990 was 12,420.
A series of conventions meet in Danville in the period from 1784 to 1792, producing the first constitution for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Danville is now the home of the Constitution Square State Historic Site.
Danville is the home of Centre College.
The Boyle county courthouse in Danville.