Danville, “The City of Firsts,” was the location of the first Courthouse in Kentucky (1785), the first U.S. Post Office west of the Alleghenies (1792), the first Capital of Kentucky (1785), and the first Political Club in the West (1786). Isaac Shelby, a Revolutionary War hero and convention delegate, was named the first governor of the state.
Last week, the kids and I took a quick trip downtown and visited our local historical site. You can walk through the jail, see the inside of the post office and walk around the garden of governors. It’s kind of interesting to see how many of the Governor’s names we recognized because so many of the state’s counties are named after them.
Each of the building is open so you can walk in and view the historical artifacts through a glass window.
Have you visited here? I’d love to hear your stories!