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The population reached a peak of 150, and Danville had blacksmith shops, four or five businesses, a two-story inn, a Masonic Temple, a school, an Indian trading post, and several saloons.
Decline and destruction
Prior to the Civil War, the Mobile and Ohio Railroad was completed to the nearby towns of Corinth and Rienzi, undermining Danville's early prosperity and leading some Danville businesses to move to the new railway towns.
During the Civil War, the Union Army needed timber to erect a stockade and soldiers' quarters at Camp Davis, located about 3 mi (4.8 km) north of Danville, across the Tuscumbia River. Danville was shelled and its residents told to leave, after which its log homes and buildings were dismantled and moved to Camp Davis.
Danville still had a post office by the early 1900s, though nothing was left of the settlement.
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