The age of prehistory
The land of the indigenous Korean people on the Korean peninsula: inhabited by Paleolithic man 700,000 years ago (based on findings in a historical cave site named Geumgul at Dodam).
The birthplace of prehistoric civilization on the Korean peninsula: the largest place in the world where stoneware was made (relics at Suyanggae)
The chiefdoms era
The Peninsula, replete with the spirits of its long history, was ruled by a society that was governed by the Mahan chiefdom. Mahan was a loose confederacy of chiefdoms that existed from around the 1st century B.C. to the 3rd century A.D. in the southern part of the peninsula in Chungcheongdo Province.
The Three Kingdoms era
A strategic point in which three kingdoms, Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla, competed with each other for the purpose of transportation and military operations
The Era of the Unified Silla, Goryeo, and Joseon Dynasties
Jeoksan County→ Jeokseong County→ Jidanyang-gunsa → Dansan-bu→ Danyang-gun (in 1895)
Euradan province → Jachun province (belonging to Wonju) → Yungchun-gun (in 1413)
The period of Japanese colonialism
As administrative areas were locally reorganized, Yungchun-gun (county) was incorporated into Danyang-gun.
|May 26, 1895||Denominated as Danyang county by Royal Decree No. 98 (issued on May. 26, 1895)|
|Mar. 01, 1914||Incorporated into Yungchun county as rearrangement of Bugun-myeon, by Provincial Decree No. 1110 (issued on Dec. 29, 1913) (seven myeons [administrative districts])|
|Oct. 01, 1976||Byeolbang liaison office installed in Yungchun-myeon, by County Ordinance No. 384(issued on Sep. 13, 1976) (one liaison office, seven myeons)|
|May 01, 1979||Danyang-myeon rose in status to Danyang-eup by Presidential Decree No. 9409 (issued on Apr. 07, 1979.) (one eup [administrative district], six myeons, and one liaison office)|
|Dec. 01, 1980||Maepo-myeon rose in status to Maepo-eup by Presidential Decree No. 10050 (issued on Oct. 21, 1980) (two eups, five myeons, and one liaison office)|
|Jun. 01, 1985||The old Danyang liaison office installed in Danyang-eup by County Ordinance No. 882 (issued on May. 24, 1985) (two eups, five myeons and two liaison offices)|
|Jul. 15, 1985||The boundary between Danyang-eup and Maepo-eup rearranged by Presidential Decree No. 11716 (issued on Jun. 29, 1985) and the place of Danyang county Office transferred.|
|Jan. 01, 1985||Liaison offices installed in Jeokseong-myeon by County Ordinance No.(Issued on Oct. 14, 1984) (two eups, five myeons and three liaison offices)|
|Jan. 01, 1987||Jajangli at Eoseongcheon-myeon incorporated into Jecheon City, Kimsalli at Eoseongcheon into Maepo-eup, respectively, by Presidential Decree No. 12007 (issued on Dec. 23, 1986) (two eups, five myeons, and three liaison offices)|
|Jan. 01, 1989||Danyang-eup combined with sub areas: Daegang-meon, Hugok, Janghyeon, Nodong, Majo-ri, Suchon-ri, Cheondong-ri, Geumgok-ri, Gichon-ri, Gosu-ri by County Ordinance No. 1108 (issued on Dec. 29, 1988) (two eups, five myeons, and three liaison offices)|
|Jan. 01, 1992||The old Danyang liaison office at Danyang-eup had its status upgraded to Danseong-myeon by County Ordinance No. 1301(issued on Dec. 31, 1991) (two eups, six myeons and two liaison offices) The areas, Buksang, Bukha, Sangbang, Jungbang, Habang, Oijungbang, Janghoi, Duhang, Gopyeong, Yangdang, Beolcheon, Gasan, Hoisan, Daejamli under the governance of Dangyang-eup.|
|Sept. 23, 1998||Gakki liaison office at Jeokseong-myeon and Byulbang office at Yungchun-myeon, shut down by County Ordinance No. 1520 (issued on Sep, 23, 1998) (two eups and six myeons)|