"Then a man named Long started a wheelwright shop. About the same time H.W. Harris started a hotel, and Wolff & Cohen a store.
"Then the people of the valley wanted a post office. Of course it had to have a name, and quite a number were suggested. At first they thought of calling it Inmanville, but my brother Andrew and I objected to that.
"Finally, Grandma Young, my brother's mother-in-law, said, 'Call it Danville,' and, as much or more out of respect for her, as she was born and raised near Danville, Kentucky, it took that name."
From a letter by Dan Inman that appeared in the Danville Sentinel dated January 1898.