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Welcome to Lynchburg ...

Lynchburg is located in Moore County<1> and is the County Seat for Moore County.

The location of Lynchburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lynchburg has a population of 6,431 people<3> (see below for details).

Lynchburg is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Lynchburg lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Lynchburg (for example, toward Signal Terrace), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Lynchburg is located in the (931) area code.

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lynchburg.

Communities Also Named Lynchburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named Lynchburg - they are located in California, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), North Dakota, Ohio (2), South Carolina, Texas and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lynchburg.

Communities near Lynchburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lynchburg.

  • Shelbyville
  • Tullahoma
  • Winchester
  • Fayetteville
  • Gattistown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gattistown
    • Gattistown lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Lynchburg.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 4,158 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gattistown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gattistown
  • Park City Heights
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City Heights
    • Park City Heights lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Lynchburg.
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,442 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City Heights
  • Decherd
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decherd
    • Decherd lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Lynchburg.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,372 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decherd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decherd
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decherd<6>
  • Southgate Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southgate Park
    • Southgate Park lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Lynchburg.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,284 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southgate Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southgate Park
  • Estill Springs
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estill Springs
    • Estill Springs lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Lynchburg.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,040 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estill Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estill Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estill Springs<6>
  • Huntland

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lynchburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lynchburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lynchburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lynchburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lynchburg. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lynchburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lynchburg ...

Looking for more information about Lynchburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lynchburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lynchburg.

Adding Lynchburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lynchburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Lynchburg was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Lynchburg in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lynchburg.

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 Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Moore, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lynchburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lynchburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, 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: 35.2831, Longitude: -86.3742       In this case, the coordinates for Lynchburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

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