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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Lynchburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lynchburg and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Lynchburg:
    • 34.061788, -80.073232
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Lynchburg
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Lynchburg ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Lynchburg.

Within South Carolina, the name Lynchburg is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Butte County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Lynchburg [Butte County].
    • Florida
      • Polk County
      • This Lynchburg is located in Polk County and lies 424 miles [682.4 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Lynchburg that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Lynchburg.
    • Illinois
      • Jefferson County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Lynchburg [Jefferson County].
    • Mississippi
      • DeSoto County
      • This Lynchburg is located in DeSoto County and lies 573 miles [922.2 km]<2> to the west of the Lynchburg that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeSoto County community of Lynchburg.
      • Hinds County
      • This Lynchburg is located in Hinds County and lies 614 miles [988.1 km] to the west of the Lynchburg that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hinds County community of Lynchburg.
    • Missouri
      • Laclede County
      • This Lynchburg is located in Laclede County and lies 723 miles [1,163.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Lynchburg that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laclede County community of Lynchburg.
      • Nodaway County
      • Although located in Nodaway County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nodaway County community of Lynchburg.
    • North Dakota
      • Cass County
      • This Lynchburg is located in Cass County and lies 1,254 miles [2,018.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Lynchburg that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Lynchburg.
    • Ohio
      • Columbiana County
      • This Lynchburg is located in Columbiana County and lies 463 miles [745.1 km]<2> to the north of the Lynchburg that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbiana County community of Lynchburg.
      • Highland County
      • This Lynchburg is located in Highland County and lies 412 miles [663 km] to the north northwest of the Lynchburg that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Highland County community of Lynchburg.
    • Tennessee
      • Moore County
      • This Lynchburg is located in Moore County and lies 367 miles [590.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Lynchburg that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moore County community of Lynchburg.
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This Lynchburg is located in Harris County and lies 925 miles [1,488.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Lynchburg that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Lynchburg.
    • Virginia
      • Campbell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Lynchburg [Campbell County].
      • Lynchburg City
      • This Lynchburg is located in Lynchburg City and lies 237 miles [381.4 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Lynchburg that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lynchburg City community of Lynchburg.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lynchburg ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cartersville [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartersville
    • Cartersville [Florence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Lynchburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartersville
  • Cypress Crossroads [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Crossroads
    • Cypress Crossroads [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Lynchburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Crossroads
  • English Crossroads [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Crossroads
    • English Crossroads [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Lynchburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Crossroads
  • Hamville [Florence County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamville
    • Hamville [Florence County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Lynchburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Hobbs Crossroads [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobbs Crossroads
      • Hobbs Crossroads [Sumter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Lynchburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobbs Crossroads
    • Jones Crossroads [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossroads
      • Jones Crossroads [Florence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Lynchburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossroads
    • Kelly Farms [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly Farms
      • Kelly Farms [Florence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Lynchburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Farms
    • Pleasant Grove [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Sumter County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Lynchburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Pleasant View [Florence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Florence County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Lynchburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sparrows Crossroads [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparrows Crossroads
      • Sparrows Crossroads [Florence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Lynchburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparrows Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparrows Crossroads
    • Trinity Cross Roads [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity Cross Roads
      • Trinity Cross Roads [Sumter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Lynchburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Cross Roads

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Lynchburg. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Francis 'Scrapper' Blackwell     (Musician)
    • Robert N. 'Bobcat' Montgomery, Sr.     (Professional boxer)
    • Angelica Van Buren     (Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841))
      • Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841). She was born in Wedgefield (SC) on February 13, 1818 (a Friday) and died in New York (NY) on December 29, 1877 (a Saturday) at the age of 59.
      • Wedgefield is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Lynchburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelica Van Buren<5>

How Far From Lynchburg to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Lynchburg to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Lynchburg and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Bishopville, which is the Seat of Lee County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lynchburg to Bishopville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 374 miles [601.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,238 miles [10,039.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,929 miles [11,151.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,813 miles [7,745.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lynchburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Lynchburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lynchburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lynchburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LynchburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lynchburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0618, Longitude: -80.0732    
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Lynchburg could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Lynchburg to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.779 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.876 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.553 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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