Danville is famous for celebrating and paying homage to the Andy Griffith Show with the town’s annual Mayberry Days celebration and the Mayberry Cafe. But the throwback celebration isn’t too far off in this town that boasts their “small town values”.
Established in 1824 Danville was incorporated in 1835 around the same time as Brownsburg, IN. Danville is now the county seat of Hendricks County. As of the 2010 census Danville was home to just under 10,000 people but that number is ever growing as people discover it’s charm. The town knows how to mix old with new. The downtown square and homes around look like a step back in time, in the best way possible. While the town still keeps up any amenity you could need! It’s home to a few of my favorite coffee shops in the Indianapolis area. Danville’s close proximity to Indianapolis means you’re just a short drive from anything the city has to offer. But there really is no need for the 25 minute drive when Danville itself has so much to offer. One of the coolest spots is the Hendricks County Historical Museum. It showcases life from the past in Hendricks County. The museum is located in the former sheriff’s house and jail. The jail was used as the county jail until 1974, I’m sure there are a lot of stories there.
If being outside is more alluring to you don’t worry, Danville has you covered there too. In the fall a visit to Beasley’s Orchard will have you making apple pies. Blanton Woods Nature Park has miles of nature trails for the adventurous. Ellis Park has activities all year long. There are performances by the symphony in the summer, a pool and splash park to cool off, and a Christmas Light Show in the winter.
historical information from wikepedia and danvillechamber.org