The village had a "social" reason for its origin, growing from the meetings of pioneering Revolutionary War veterans, who gathered annually to fish and talk over old times.
In 1793, the General Assembly authorized construction of a tobacco warehouse at Wynne's Falls, marking the start of the town as "The World's Best Tobacco Market", Virginia's largest market for "bright leaf" tobacco.
The losses have made it difficult to preserve the city's many architecturally and historically significant properties dating from its more prosperous years. Kerkam, III, and its Executive Director Elizabeth S.
Kostelny announced at a press conference held in Danville at Main Street Methodist Church that the entire city of Danville had been named one of the Most Endangered Historic Sites in Virginia.
The final Confederate Cabinet meeting was held at the Benedict House (later destroyed) in Danville.
In 1728, English colonist William Byrd headed an expedition sent to determine the true boundary between Virginia and North Carolina.
One night late that summer, the party camped upstream from what is now Danville, Byrd was so taken with the beauty of the land, that he prophesied a future settlement in the vicinity, where people would live "with much comfort and gaiety of Heart." The river along which he camped was named the "Dan", for Byrd, supposing himself to be in the land of plenty, felt he had wandered "from Dan to Beersheba." The first European-American settlement developed in 1792 downstream from Byrd's campsite, at a spot along the river shallow enough to allow fording.
It was named "Wynne's Falls", after the first settler.
60.29% of people in Pelham (zip 27311), North Carolina, are married.
13.71% have children, but are single.61.75% of people are white, 35.66% are black, 0.00% are asian, 0.00% are native american, and 0.00% claim 'Other'.0.36% of the people in Pelham (zip 27311), North Carolina, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 99.64% are non-hispanic).
It is bounded by Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina.