As the years passed Danville became an iron town.  In the year 1845, Danville’s skilled workmen, immigrants from England, Ireland, Germany and Wales, using ore mined in surrounding hills, forged the first iron “T” rail in America.  This accomplishment was Danville’s contribution to the America’s expansion; it set the pattern for the development of the world’s greatest transportation system….the American Railroads.

The citizens of this area have made major contributions both at home and throughout the country, they have succeeded in all walks of life. 

The residents of Danville hold a special pride in the history of their town.  We, at the Montour County Historical Society, will during April designated by the County Commissioners as ‘History Month’ enjoy sharing some of our photos and stories of ‘Days Gone By’ in the Danville News.