The City of Churches
With more churches per square mile than any other city in Virginia, Danville has developed the reputation as the "City of Churches". One only needs to take a short stroll down Main Street to understand the truly astonishing number of churches this relatively small city has within its borders. Even more impressive is the large array of religions and denominations that these churches serve. From Southern Baptist to Greek Orthodox, nearly anyone can find a place of worship in Danville. Some of the oldest and most iconic churches include the Mt. Vernon Methodist Church, the Loyal Baptist Church, the High Street Baptist Church, and Epiphany Episcopal.
One of the most impressive streets in Danville is definitely the Millionaire's Row. This is a historic area of the city that includes 272 buildings designed in the Victorian and Edwardian architectural style. These mansions were built in the late 19th and early 20th century by descendants of American planters. For the past several decades, most of these homes have been simply left to the elements, leaving them with stripped paint and cracked wood. However, simply taking a stroll down through this area of town will give you a feeling that you are being taken back to a time long forgotten.