On his way to report to then President Thomas Jefferson about his expedition of the West, explorer William Clark came to visit family in Danville.
A historical marker noting the visit will be erected in Danville in late 2005 or early 2006, to correspond with the bicentennial of the visit here. A location for the marker hasn't been determined.
The Kentucky Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission will pay for half of the cost, $1,000, and the city and county will each put up $500.
William Clark and Meriwether Lewis mounted an expedition to see what was beyond the Mississippi River. They made it as far as the Pacific Ocean, sending reports back.