Danville City Directories

Danville City Directories contain useful genealogical information. Directories up to 1925 contain lists of heads of households and businesses of the City in alphabetical order with their addresses. The given names of spouses is also often given. The place of employment of the person is also often given. In the early directories, the race of the person is often noted. Many of the directories contain classified business directories with listings according to business categories. From 1925 to the present the directories also contain a listing of streets with the house numbers on each street listed in numerical order with the head of the household living there given for each address. Later directories give statistical information about the City and information on and pictures of places of interest.

The City Directories that are available in the Genealogy Room of the Danville Public Library are as follows:

  • 1879-80
  • 1881-82
  • 1888-89
  • 1890-91
  • 1892-93
  • 1894-95
  • 1898-99
  • 1902-03
  • 1904-05
  • 1906-07
  • 1908
  • 1917
  • 1919
  • 1921
  • 1923-24
  • 1925
  • 1927
  • 1928
  • 1930-31
  • 1935
  • 1937
  • 1939
  • 1941
  • 1943
  • 1945-46
  • 1947-48
  • 1950
  • 1952
  • 1954-56
  • 1958-2010