For over 130 years, Danville’s history has been one of change and growth. Often referred to as the “Heart of the San Ramon Valley,” Danville was first populated by the Bay Miwok Indians who lived next to the creeks and camped on Mount Diablo in the summer. Danville is known for its small-town atmosphere and its outstanding quality of life.
LDS Members make up 2.07% of the population in Danville. The state of California has the largest Mormon population outside of Utah. California has 768,344 members in 1,348 wards and branches, 16 missions, and 7 temples and 189 Family History Centers.
Latter-day Saints have played important roles in California History. A group of a few hundred Mormon converts from the Northeastern United States and Europe arrived at what would become San Francisco in the 1840s aboard the ship Brooklyn, more than doubling the population of the small town. The Pleasanton LDS Stake, 675th stake of the LDS Church, was created on 8 Dec 1974 with Dale Edwin Nielsen as first stake president.