Sunday, April 5, 2015

Town Lots of Harry Innes

What was to become the "Town Lots of Danville" were sold by the estate of Walker Daniel starting 1785.  The first name to sign the petition for the founding of Danville was Harry Innes.  He became the next Attorney General for this new area of Virginia, and a leading individual in the future of the town.  The following figure shows the "lots" purchased by him from 1785 - 1791.  He came to own 10 lots as shown in blue.

From the "Public Square" [Now Constitution Square] his lots spread to the southwest.  This represents almost 18 % of the town. 

Harry Innes was to play a significant role in the formation of the state of Kentucky.  Any folks related out there?

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