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"The City of Seven Hills"

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Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Lynchburg is approximately 66,049 (1990), 75568 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 27,233 (1990), 28476 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lynchburg is 127.946 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.947 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lynchburg to Washington DC is 161 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 97 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lynchburg is positioned 37.40 degrees north of the equator and 79.19 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Lynchburg elevation is 795 feet above sea level.
Lynchburg average annual rainfall is 39.91 inches per year
Lynchburg average annual snowfall is 18.7 inches per year.
Lynchburg average temperature is 56 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 35.2 (winter) degrees F.
The average high temperature is 75.6 (summer) degrees F.


in the western-central portion of Virginia, not far from Roanoke. Lynchburg is an independent city not associated with any county.
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seasonal. The record high temperature is 106 degress F.
The record low temperature - -10 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Since its beginnings as a ferry location on the James River, commerce was crucial to the development of the city. For the first 100 years, tobacco was the most important product - here it was auctioned and processed. In the mid-1800s, the city was second only to New Bedford, Mass., in per capita income. Thomas Jefferson was a frequent visitor to the area. During his second term as President, he built Poplar Forest in Bedford County as his retreat, 90 miles from the activity of Monticello. Lynchburg was a major Civil War storage depot, as well as a burial place for more than 2,000 war dead. Six Confederate generals are buried here, including General Jubal Early, who commanded the Confederate forces during the brief Battle of Lynchburg. Through a ruse, the city was spared destruction from Union forces who were within a mile of the city. General Early ran an empty train back and forth with much commotion, making the Union force believe reinforcements had arrived. The breastwork for the defense of the city can still be seen at Fort Early.

Lynchburg is an independent city, not included in any county, though it is in the area of Campbell County.
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The Lynchburg Fine Arts Center
1815 Thomson Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Phone: 434-846-8451

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Lynchburg Chamber

Greater Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Information Center
216 Twelfth Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Phone: 800-REAL VA 1 or (434) 847-1811.
FAX: (434) 847-1811

Lynchburg Organizations

Greater Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Information Center
216 Twelfth Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Phone: 800-REAL VA 1 or (434) 847-1811.
FAX: (434) 847-1811

Lynchburg Libraries

Jones Memorial Library
2311 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Lynchburg Schools

Central Virginia Community College
A member of the Virginia Community College System. Two year and certificate programs are available. Founded in 1966, it is located on 104 acres of land with a sweeping view of the Blue kRidge Mountains.
3506 Wards Road
Phone: 434 386-4500

Liberty University
Founded in 1971 by Rev. Jerry Falwell, LU is competitive in several NCAA sports. Many special programs are available to the community's pleasure.
1971 University Boulevard
Phone: 434 582-2000

Lynchburg College
Founded in 1903, it now has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students in both graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on a 214 acre campus, students receive a quality education while enjoying beautiful Georgian-style architecture.
1501 Lakeside Drive
Phone: 434 522-8300

Randolph-Macon Woman's College
Randolph-Macon was founded in 1891. The campus is said to be one of the most beautiful in all of Virginia. Tours of the 100+ wooded acres campus may be arranged.
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Phone: 434 947-8142

Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar was founded in 1901 as a memorial to the only child of Mrs. Indiana Fletcher Williams. A woman's college, it sits on 3,300 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Many special programs are held during the year.
Route 29 South
Phone: 434 381-6100

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