Lynchburg, Virginia

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Lynchburg, Virginia
Independent city
City of Lynchburg
Downtown Lynchburg in May 2009
Downtown Lynchburg in May 2009
Official seal of Lynchburg, Virginia
Seal
Nickname(s): "The Hill City"; "City of Seven Hills"
Location in Virginia
Location in Virginia
Coordinates: 37°24′13″N 79°10′12″W / 37.40361°N 79.17000°W / 37.40361; -79.17000
Country United States
State  Virginia
County None (independent city)
Government
 • Mayor Michael Gillette1
Area
 • Independent city 49.6 sq mi (128 km2)
 • Land 49.1 sq mi (127 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)
Elevation 630 ft (192 m)
Population (2010)
 • Independent city 75,568
 • Density 1,539/sq mi (594/km2)
 • Metro 254,171 (US: 183th)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code(s) 24501 24502 24503 24504 24505 24506
Area code(s) 434
FIPS code 51-47672
GNIS feature ID 14790072
Website http://www.lynchburgva.gov
Lynchburg City Hall
Bank of the James in Lynchburg
Lynchburg historical marker
Percival's Island section of James River walking trail in Lynchburg

Lynchburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 75,568.3 Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River, Lynchburg is known as the "City of Seven Hills" or "The Hill City." Lynchburg was the only major city in Virginia that did not fall to the Union before the end of the American Civil War.

Lynchburg is the principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Lynchburg, near the geographic center of Virginia. It is the fifth largest MSA in Virginia with a population of 246,036.4 Other nearby cities include Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Danville. Lynchburg's sister cities are Rueil-Malmaison, France and Glauchau, Germany.

Lynchburg is the home of Central Virginia Community College, Liberty University, Lynchburg College, Randolph College, and Virginia University of Lynchburg. The Lynchburg MSA also includes Sweet Briar College.

History

A part of Monacan country upon the arrival of English settlers in Virginia, the region had traditionally been occupied by them and other Siouan Tutelo-speaking tribes since ca. 1270, driving Virginia Algonquians eastward. Explorer John Lederer visited one of the Siouan villages (Saponi) in 1670, on the Staunton River at Otter Creek, southwest of the present-day city, as did Batts and Fallam in 1671. The Siouans occupied the area until c. 1702, when it was taken in conquest by the Seneca Iroquois. The Iroquois ceded control to the Colony of Virginia beginning in 1718, and formally at the Treaty of Albany in 1721.

First settled in 1757, Lynchburg was named for its founder, John Lynch, who at the age of 17 started a ferry service at a ford across the James River to carry traffic to and from New London. He was also responsible for Lynchburg's first bridge across the river, which replaced the ferry in 1812. He and his mother are buried in the graveyard at the South River Friends Meetinghouse. The "City of Seven Hills" quickly developed along the hills surrounding Lynch's Ferry. Thomas Jefferson maintained a home near Lynchburg, called Poplar Forest. Jefferson frequented Lynchburg and remarked "Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to be useful to the town of Lynchburg. I consider it as the most interesting spot in the state."

Lynchburg was established by charter in 1786 at the site of Lynch's Ferry on the James River. These new easy means of transportation routed traffic through Lynchburg, and allowed it to become the new center of commerce for tobacco trading. In 1810, Jefferson wrote, "Lynchburg is perhaps the most rising place in the U.S.... It ranks now next to Richmond in importance..." Lynchburg became a center of commerce and manufacture in the 19th century, and by the 1850s, Lynchburg (along with New Bedford, Mass.) was one of the richest towns per capita in the U.S.5 Chief industries were tobacco, iron and steel. Transportation facilities included the James River Bateau on the James River, and later, the James River and Kanawha Canal and, still later, four railroads, including the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad and the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad.

Early on, Lynchburg was not known for its religiosity. In 1804, evangelist Lorenzo Dow wrote of Lynchburg "... where I spoke in the open air in what I conceived to be the seat of Satan's Kingdom. Lynchburg was a deadly place for the worship of God." This was in reference to the lack of churches in Lynchburg. As the wealth of Lynchburg grew, prostitution and other "rowdy" activities became quite common and, in many cases, ignored, if not accepted, by the "powers that be" of the time. Much of this activity took place in an area of downtown referred to as the "Buzzard's Roostcitation needed."

During the American Civil War, Lynchburg, which served as a Confederate supply base, was approached within 1-mile (1.6 km) by the Union forces of General David Hunter as he drove south from the Shenandoah Valley. Under the false impression that the Confederate forces stationed in Lynchburg were much larger than anticipated, Hunter was repelled by the forces of Confederate General Jubal Early on June 18, 1864, in the Battle of Lynchburg. To create the false impression, a train was continuously run up and down the tracks while the citizens of Lynchburg cheered as if reinforcements were unloading. Local prostitutes took part in the deception, misinforming their Union clients of the large number of Confederate reinforcements.

From April 6–10, 1865, Lynchburg served as the Capital of Virginia. Under Gov. William Smith, the executive and legislative branches of the commonwealth moved to Lynchburg for the few days between the fall of Richmond and the fall of the Confederacy.

In the latter 19th century, Lynchburg's economy evolved into manufacturing (sometimes referred to as the "Pittsburgh of the South") and, per capita, made the city one of the wealthiest in the United States. In 1880, Lynchburg resident James Albert Bonsack invented the first cigarette rolling machine, and shortly thereafter Dr. Charles Browne Fleet, a physician and pharmacological tinkerer, introduced the first mass marketed over-the-counter enema. About this time, Lynchburg was also the preferred site for the Norfolk & Western junction with the Shenandoah Valley Railroad. However, the citizens of Lynchburg did not want the junction due to the noise and pollution it would create. Therefore, it was located in what would become the City of Roanoke.

World War I Memorial in downtown Lynchburg

In the late 1950s, a number of interested citizens, including Virginia Senator Mosby G. Perrow, Jr., requested the federal government to change its long-planned route for the interstate highway now known as I-64 between Clifton Forge and Richmond.6 Since the 1940s, maps of the federal interstate highway system depicted that highway taking a northern route, with no interstate highway running through Lynchburg, but the federal government assured Virginia that the highway's route would be decided by the state.7 A proposed southern route called for the Interstate to follow from Richmond via US-360 and US-460, via Lynchburg to Roanoke and US-220 from Roanoke to Clifton Forge, then west following US-60 into West Virginia. Although the State Highway Commission's minutes reflected its initial approval of the northern route, the issue remained in play,8 proponents of the southern route ultimately succeeded in persuading a majority of Virginia Highway Commissioners to support the change after a study championed by Perrow demonstrated that it would serve a greater percentage of the state's manufacturing and textile centers. But in July 1961 Governor Lindsay Almond and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Luther Hodges announced that the route would not be changed.9 This left Lynchburg as the only city with a population in excess of 50,000 (at the time) not served by an interstate.10

1919 panorama

For several decades throughout the mid-20th century, the state of Virginia authorized compulsory sterilization of the mentally retarded for the purpose of eugenics. The operations were carried out at the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, now known as the Central Virginia Training School, located just outside Lynchburg in Madison Heights. An estimated 8,300 Virginians were sterilized and relocated to Lynchburg, known as a "dumping ground" of sorts for the feeble-minded, poor, blind, epilectic, and those otherwise seen as genetically "unfit".11

Sterilizations were carried out for 35 years until 1972, when operations were finally halted. Later in the late 1970s, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of Virginia on behalf of the sterilization victims. As a result of this suit, the victims received formal apologies and counseling if they chose. Requests to grant the victims reverse sterilization operations were denied.

Carrie Buck, the plaintiff in the United States Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell, was sterilized after being classified as "feeble-minded", as part of the state's eugenics program while she was a patient at the Lynchburg Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded.

The story of Carrie Buck's sterilization and the court case was made into a television drama in 1994, Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story.

"Virginia State Epileptic Colony," a song by the Manic Street Preachers on their 2009 album 'Journal For Plague Lovers,' addresses the state's program of eugenics.

Over 40 sites in Lynchburg are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.12

Geography and climate

Lynchburg is located at 37°24′13″N 79°10′12″W / 37.40361°N 79.17000°W / 37.40361; -79.17000 (37.403672, −79.170205).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 49.6 square miles (128.5 km2), of which 49.2 square miles (127.4 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (1.0%) is water.13

Lynchburg has a four-season humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with cool winters and hot, humid summers. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from 35.1 °F (1.7 °C) in January to 75.3 °F (24.1 °C) in July. Nights tend to be significantly cooler than days throughout much of the year due in part to the moderate elevation. In a typical year, there are 24 days with a high temperature 90 °F (32 °C) or above, and 9 days with a high of 32 °F (0 °C) or below.14 Snowfall, which averages 19 inches (48 cm) per season, usually falls in small amounts at a time; the median is less than half of the average.14

Temperature extremes range from 106 °F (41 °C), recorded on July 10, 1936, down to −10 °F (−23 °C), recorded on January 21, 1985 and February 5, 1996.15

Climate data for Lynchburg, Virginia (Lynchburg Regional Airport), 1981–2010 normals
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 80
(27)
82
(28)
92
(33)
95
(35)
100
(38)
104
(40)
106
(41)
105
(41)
102
(39)
98
(37)
83
(28)
79
(26)
106
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 45.4
(7.4)
49.1
(9.5)
57.9
(14.4)
68.2
(20.1)
75.4
(24.1)
83.2
(28.4)
86.5
(30.3)
85.2
(29.6)
78.3
(25.7)
68.5
(20.3)
58.5
(14.7)
47.8
(8.8)
67.0
(19.4)
Average low °F (°C) 24.8
(−4)
27.2
(−2.7)
33.8
(1)
42.6
(5.9)
50.9
(10.5)
60.1
(15.6)
64.0
(17.8)
63.0
(17.2)
55.7
(13.2)
44.0
(6.7)
35.1
(1.7)
27.3
(−2.6)
44.0
(6.7)
Record low °F (°C) −10
(−23)
−10
(−23)
5
(−15)
20
(−7)
31
(−1)
40
(4)
49
(9)
45
(7)
35
(2)
21
(−6)
8
(−13)
−4
(−20)
−10
(−23)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.13
(79.5)
2.92
(74.2)
3.58
(90.9)
3.31
(84.1)
3.72
(94.5)
3.61
(91.7)
4.36
(110.7)
3.26
(82.8)
3.88
(98.6)
3.10
(78.7)
3.41
(86.6)
3.23
(82)
41.53
(1,054.9)
Snowfall inches (cm) 4.5
(11.4)
4.2
(10.7)
1.8
(4.6)
.1
(0.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
.2
(0.5)
2.1
(5.3)
12.9
(32.8)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 9.2 9.4 10.6 10.0 12.3 10.0 11.7 9.4 8.3 7.1 8.3 9.6 115.9
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 2.0 2.0 .9 .1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .1 1.3 6.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 167.4 169.5 223.2 243.0 272.8 288.0 272.8 257.3 228.0 213.9 171.0 155.0 2,661.9
Source: NOAA (extremes 1893–present),15 Hong Kong Observatory (sun only, 1961–1990)16

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 4,630
1840 6,395 38.1%
1850 8,071 26.2%
1860 6,853 −15.1%
1870 6,825 −0.4%
1880 15,959 133.8%
1890 19,709 23.5%
1900 18,891 −4.2%
1910 29,494 56.1%
1920 30,070 2.0%
1930 40,661 35.2%
1940 44,541 9.5%
1950 47,727 7.2%
1960 54,790 14.8%
1970 54,083 −1.3%
1980 66,743 23.4%
1990 66,049 −1.0%
2000 65,269 −1.2%
2010 75,568 15.8%
Est. 2012 77,113 2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census17
1790-196018 1900-199019
1990-200020 2010-20123

As of the 2010 census,21 there were 75,568 people, 25,477 households, and 31,992 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,321.5 people per square mile (510.2/km²). There were 27,640 housing units at an average density of 559.6 per square mile (216.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.0% White, 29.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 25,477 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.92.

The age distribution of the city had: 22.1% under the age of 18, 15.5% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,234, and the median income for a family was $40,844. Males had a median income of $31,390 versus $22,431 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,263. About 12.3% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Lynchburg ranks below the 2006 median annual household income for the U.S. as a whole, which was $48,200, according to the US Census Bureau.22

The city's population was stable for 25+ years: in 2006, it was 67,720; in 2000, it was 65,269; in 1990, it was 66,049; in 1980, it was 66,743.23

In 2009 almost 27% of Lynchburg children lived in poverty. The state average that year was 14 percent.24

Economy

The Allied Arts Building in Downtown Lynchburg, completed in 1931

Lynchburg features a skilled labor force, low unemployment rate,25 and below average cost of living. Of Virginia's larger metro areas, Forbes Magazine ranked Lynchburg the 5th best place in Virginia for business in 2006, with Virginia being the best state in the country for business.26 Only 6 places in Virginia were surveyed and most of Virginia's cities were grouped together by Forbes as "Northern Virginia". Lynchburg achieved the rank 109 in the whole nation in the same survey.

Industries within the Lynchburg MSA include nuclear technology, pharmaceuticals and material handling. A diversity of small businesses with the region has helped maintain a stable economy and minimized the downturns of the national economy.2728 Reaching as high as 1st place (tied) in 2007, Lynchburg has been within the Top 10 Digital Cities survey for its population since the survey's inception in 2004.

The Lynchburg News & Advance reports that while more people are working than ever in greater Lynchburg, wages since 1990 have not kept up with inflation. Central Virginia Labor Council President Walter Fore believes this is due to lack of white-collar jobs. According to the Census Bureau, adjusted for inflation, 1990 median household income was about $39,000 compared to 2009 median household income of $42,740. As of 2009 Forbes has named Lynchburg as the 70th best metro area for business and careers, ahead of Chicago and behind Baton Rouge. The reason for the decent ranking was due to the low cost of living and low wages in Lynchburg. In other areas, the region didn't come in as strong. It ranked at 189 for cultural and leisure and at 164 for educational attainment.29

Virginia Business Magazine reports that Young Professionals in Lynchburg recently conducted a study that clearly showed how much of its young workforce has been lost.30

Top employers

According to Lynchburg's 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,31 the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Centra Health 5,593
2 Liberty University 4,620
3 Areva 2,000
4 Genworth Financial 1,600
5 Lynchburg City Public Schools 1,381
6 City of Lynchburg 1,183
7 J.Crew 1,100
8 Walmart 660
9 Kroger 607
10 Lynchburg College 454

Education

The city is served by the Lynchburg City Public Schools. The school board is appointed by the Lynchburg City Council.

  • E C Glass High School – 2111 Memorial Ave
  • Heritage High School – 3020 Wards Ferry Rd
    • Linkhorne Middle School – 2525 Linkhorne Dr
    • Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School – 1208 Polk St
    • Sandusky Middle School – 805 Chinook Place
      • William Marvin Bass Elementary School
      • Bedford Hills Elementary School
      • Dearington Elementary School for Innovation
      • Heritage Elementary School
      • Linkhorne Elementary School
      • Paul M. Munro Elementary School
      • Perrymont Elementary School
      • Robert S. Payne Elementary School
      • Sandusky Elementary School
      • Sheffield Elementary School
      • Thomas C. Miller Elementary School
      • Boonsboro Elementary School

The city is also home to a number of mostly religious private schools, including Holy Cross Regional Catholic School, James River Day School, Liberty Christian Academy, New Covenant Classical Christian School, Appomattox Christian Academy, Temple Christian School, and Virginia Episcopal School.

Lynchburg is also home to the Central Virginia Governor's School for Science and Technology located in Heritage High School. This magnet school consists of juniors and seniors selected from each of the Lynchburg area high schools. As one of eighteen Governor's Schools in Virginia, the Central Virginia Governor's School focuses on infusing technology into both the math and science curriculum.

Further education options include a number of surrounding county public school systems.

Colleges and universities in Lynchburg include Central Virginia Community College, Liberty University, Lynchburg College, Randolph College, Sweet Briar College, and Virginia University of Lynchburg.

Health care

  • Lynchburg General Hospital – Lynchburg, VA
  • Virginia Baptist Hospital – Lynchburg, VA

Transportation

Local Transit

The Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (GLTC) operates the local public transport bus service within the city. The GLTC additionally provides the shuttle bus service on the Liberty University campus.

The GLTC has selected a property directly across from Lynchburg-Kemper Street Station as its top choice of sites upon which to build the new transfer center for their network of public buses. They are interested in facilitating intermodal connections between GLTC buses and the intercity bus and rail services which operate from that location. The project is awaiting final government approval and funding, and is expected to be completed around 2013.32

Intercity Transit

Intercity passenger rail and bus services are based out of Kemper Street Station, a historic, three-story train station recently restored and converted by the city of Lynchburg to serve as an intermodal hub for the community. The station is located at 825 Kemper Street.33

Bus

Greyhound Lines located their bus terminal in the main floor of Kemper Street Station following its 2002 restoration.33 Greyhound offers transport to other cities throughout Virginia, the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Outside Amtrak's lobby at Kemper Street Station

Rail

Amtrak's Crescent and Northeast Regional trains connect Lynchburg with the cities of New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans. Lynchburg became the new southern terminus for the Northeast Regional in October 2009. Amtrak's passenger terminal in Lynchburg is located in the track level ground floor of Kemper Street Station.34

Also, Lynchburg has two major freight railroads. CSX Transportation has a line and a small yard in the city. Lynchburg is also a crossroad of two Norfolk Southern lines. One being the former mainline of Southern Railway, upon which Kemper Street Station is situated. NS has a classification yard located next to the shopping mall. Various yard jobs can be seen. Railfans who wish to visit the NS Lynchburg yard are advised to inquire with an NS official.

Air

Lynchburg Regional Airport is solely served by US Airways Express to Charlotte. US Airways Express is the only current scheduled airline service provider. In recent months air travel has increased with 7,400 passengers flying in and out of the airport in April 2009—an increase of 97%.

Highway

Primary roadways include U.S. Route 29, U.S. Route 501, U.S. Route 221, running north-south, and U.S. Highway 460, running east-west. While not served by an interstate, much of Route 29 has been upgraded to interstate standards and significant improvements have been made to Highway 460.

Arts and culture

In a Forbes Magazine survey, Lynchburg ranked very poorly when it comes to culture. It ranked at 189 for cultural and leisure out of 200 cities surveyed.29

Attractions and entertainment

The following attractions are located within the Lynchburg MSA:

  • Poplar Forest: Thomas Jefferson's retreat home. Jefferson designed the octagonal house during his second term as president and sojourned here in his retirement to find rest and leisure and escape public life. Ongoing restoration and archaeology.
  • Amazement Square: Central Virginia's first multidisciplinary, hands-on children's museum.
  • Lynchburg Museum: Through the doors of the Lynchburg Museum one can relive the city's past, rich with tales of Monacan tribes, early Quaker settlers, the reign of King Tobacco, the bloody struggle of the Civil War, the New South, and the drama of change in the 20th century.
  • Old City Cemetery Museums & Arboretum: The most visited historic site in the City of Lynchburg. Established in 1806, the Old City Cemetery is Lynchburg's only public burial ground and one of its oldest cemeteries.35
  • The Old Court House: The Hill City's most famous historic landmark built in 1855. Fashioned as a Greek temple high above the James River, it is now the home of Central Virginia's best collection of memorabilia, fine furnishings, costumes and industrial history.
  • Point of Honor: The Federal-era mansion of Dr. George Cabell, Sr., friend and physician of the patriot Patrick Henry.
  • Miller-Claytor House: Pre-19th century townhouse where Thomas Jefferson allegedly proved to the owner of the house's garden that tomatoes were not poisonous by eating one of the fruit. Home was dismantled in 1936 and rebuilt at its Riverside Park location, where the garden was also restored.
  • Peaks of Otter: Three mountain peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains, overlooking the town of Bedford, Virginia and in prominent view throughout most of Lynchburg.
  • Crabtree Falls: The longest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, the falls trails lead hikers along a 1.7-mile trail with beautiful views of five cascades of the Crabtree Falls. Nelson County, Virginia also in and next to the National Forest with American Chestnuts trees still growing in it. Jim Petite used to own the falls and meadows.
  • Appomattox Courthouse: The site of the Battle of Appomattox Court House, where the surrender of the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant took place on April 9, 1865, effectively ending the American Civil War.
  • National D-Day Memorial: Located in Bedford, Virginia, it commemorates all those who served the United States during the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944 during World War
  • James River Heritage Trail: Composed of two smaller trails, the Blackwater Creek Bikeway and RiverWalk.
  • Nature Zone: A division of Lynchburg Parks and Recreation.
  • Phase 2 Dining & Entertainment: The city's largest, club-style concert venue
  • Smith Mountain Lake: The largest lake entirely within Virginia, located in Bedford County, Virginia (part of the Lynchburg MSA), features about 20,000 surface acres and 500 miles of shoreline

Sports and recreation

Lynchburg is home to sporting events and organizations including:

  • Lynchburg College
  • Liberty Flames: A NCAA Division I department of athletics competing in 20 sports. They are a member of the Big South Conference.
  • Lynchburg Hillcats: A Class High-A professional baseball team in the Carolina League. They are affiliated with the Atlanta Braves.
  • 7 Hills Hash House Harriers: The local chapter of an international group of non-competitive running, social and drinking clubs.
  • Riverside Runners (Lynchburg Road Runners Club) – The main stop for information on local races (either for charity or for fun), or races within a few hours of the surrounding area.
  • Hiking areas include Crabtree Falls, Sharp Top, Candlers Mountain to Camp Hydaway, Flat Top, Appalachian Trail, Blackwater Creek Natural Area, Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area, Holliday Lake, Apple Orchard Trail, Otter Creek Trail

Neighborhoods

The first neighborhoods of Lynchburg developed upon seven hills adjacent to the original ferry landing. These neighborhoods include:

  • College Hill
  • Daniel's Hill
  • Diamond Hill
  • Federal Hill
  • Franklin Hill
  • Garland Hill
  • White Rock Hill

Other major neighborhoods include Boonsboro, Rivermont, Fairview Heights, Fort Hill, Forest Hill (Old Forest Rd. Area), Timberlake, Windsor Hills, Sandusky, Linkhorne, and Wyndhurst.

Notable people

Notable residents of Lynchburg include:

Media

Print

  • The News & Advance, Lynchburg's daily newspaper that serves the Central Virginia region and is owned by Berkshire Hathaway.
  • Lynchburg Living, bi-monthly periodical
  • The Lynchburg Guide, quarterly resource directory
  • The Burg, weekly entertainment newspaper published by The News & Advance
  • Lynch's Ferry, a biannual journal of local history

Television

Radio

  • WJJX 102.7, Urban Contemporary based in Lynchburg
  • WLNI105.9, Talk Radio based in Lynchburg
  • WLEQ 106.9, BOB-FM, Good Times, Great Oldies, Home of Rock'n'Roll's Great Hits, Lynchburg
  • WNRN (WNRS 89.9), Modern Rock based in Charlottesville
  • WROV 96.3, Rock based in Roanoke
  • WRMV 94.5, Southern Gospel based in Madison Heights
  • WRVL 88.3, Christian Radio based in Lynchburg
  • WRXT 90.3, Contemporary Christian Radio based in Lynchburg
  • W227BG 93.3 ESPN Sports translator of 106.3 Gretna – Translator at Timberlake – Low power
  • WSLC 94.9, Country based in Roanoke
  • WSLQ 99.1, Adult Contemporary based in Roanoke
  • WSNZ 102.7, Adult Contemporary based in Roanoke
  • WVBE 100.1, Urban Contemporary based in Lynchburg
  • WVTF 89.1, Public Radio based in Blacksburg
  • W208AP 89.5 Radio IQ – BBC News/NPR talk translator of 89.9 WFFC Ferrum – Translator at Candlers Mountain – Low power
  • WWEM 91.7, Classical Music simulcast of WWED-FM in Spotsylvania/Fredericksburg
  • WWMC 90.9, Christian CHR/Rock radio based at Liberty University
  • WWZW 96.7, Hot AC based in Buena Vista
  • WXLK 92.3, Top-40 Radio based in Roanoke
  • WYYD 107.9, Country based in Lynchburg
  • WZZI/WZZU 101.5, Roanoke/ 97.9, Lynchburg, Classic/Modern Rock based in Lynchburg
  • WAMV 1420, Southern Gospel based in Madison Heights
  • WBRG 1050, Talk/ Sports based in Lynchburg also simulcast on 104.5
  • WKPA 1390, Religious based in Lynchburg
  • WLLL 930, Gospel Music based in Lynchburg
  • WLVA 580, (silent), based in Lynchburg
  • WVGM 1320, ESPN Sports based in Lynchburg
  • WKDE-FM 105.5, Country based in Altavista
  • WKDE 1000 AM, Talk Radio based in Altavista
  • HOT 103.9, Hip-Hop, R&B in Lynchburg

See also

References

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  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ [1]. Weldon Cooper Official 2010 Census Count Retrieved January 28, 2011
  5. ^ Potter, Clifton & Potter, Dorothy (2004). Lynchburg: A City Set on Seven Hills. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 39. ISBN 0-7385-2461-1. 
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