Details for Site of Former Town of Danville

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5339007872


Marker Number 7872
Atlas Number 5339007872
Marker Title Site of Former Town of Danville
Index Entry Danville
City Willis
County Montgomery
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 257855
UTM Northing 3374207
Subject Codes cemetery; settlements; ghost towns
Marker Year 1970
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Shepard Hill Rd., north on 45 from Danville, 4 mi. from Willis
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Founded before 1840 as trade center, rich plantation area. Many prominent families had Texas beginnings here. At peak, town had 15 businesses, several churches, good schools; refusing right-of-way to Houston & Great Northern Railway in 1870s, lost its people and commerce to new town of Willis, on the railroad. Sheperd Hill Cemetery (at this site) is all that remains of the once-thriving town. Claim to enduring fame lies in memory of Jonathan Lindley, a Danville man who lost his life defending cause of Texas at the Alamo, March 6, 1836.

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