There are 31 rivers, 800 creeks, 45 large lakes, 33 small lakes, and 87,000 farm ponds presently in the State of Kentucky. [Plus or minus here and there.] Certainly not all these things existed when folks started their way into this area. At least 4 major rivers had something to do with the water routes into the central area of the State. The following figure shows roughly an outline of these 4 rivers and their relationship to this area that was to become Danville.