The Schoolfield District is an area that holds historical significance due to its association with the Schoolfield Village, which was a thriving textile mill community.
The district takes its name from the Schoolfield Mill, which was once one of the major textile mills in the region. The Schoolfield Mill was established in the late 19th century and played a crucial role in the economic development of Danville during the textile industry boom.
The Schoolfield Village, which grew around the mill, consisted of residential areas for the mill workers and their families. The village featured housing, schools, and other amenities, creating a tightly-knit community within the district.
Over the years, the textile industry declined, and many of the mills in the region, including Schoolfield Mill, closed down. As a result, the district experienced some economic challenges and changes. However, efforts have been made to revitalize the area and preserve its historical heritage.