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Welcome to Lynchburg ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lynchburg has a population of 82,168 people<1> (see below for details).

The city of Lynchburg was established in 1757.

Lynchburg is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Lynchburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Lynchburg: (434)

Websites for Lynchburg ...

Official Website:   www.ci.lynchburg.va.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lynchburgchamber.org/

Junior League:   www.jrleaguelynchburg.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lynchburg had an population of 82,168 people. This is an increase of 8.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lynchburg had a population of 75,568 people.

The population of Lynchburg represents 0.94% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 75,568 people, the population of Lynchburg increased 15.78% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 65,269 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lynchburg.

Communities Also Named Lynchburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Lynchburg: This one is located in and the other is located in Campbell County.

Beyond Virginia, 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, Tennessee and Texas.

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.

  • Amherst [Amherst County]
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    • Amherst [Amherst County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the north of Lynchburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,180 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amherst<4>
  • Appomattox [Appomattox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appomattox
    • Appomattox [Appomattox County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of Lynchburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,794 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appomattox
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Appomattox<4>
  • Woodbine Village [Lynchburg City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbine Village
    • Woodbine Village [Lynchburg City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Lynchburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbine Village
  • Boonsboro [Bedford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonsboro
    • Boonsboro [Bedford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Lynchburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsboro
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Forest [Bedford County]
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      • Forest [Bedford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Lynchburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<4>
    • Rustburg [Campbell County]
    • Timberlake [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
      • Timberlake [Campbell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Lynchburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberlake
    • Concord [Campbell County]
    • Sweet Briar Station [Amherst County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Briar Station
      • Sweet Briar Station [Amherst County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north of Lynchburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Briar Station
    • Spout Spring [Appomattox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spout Spring
      • Spout Spring [Appomattox County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the east of Lynchburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spout Spring

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 95 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lynchburg: www.ci.lynchburg.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lynchburg.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lynchburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 Lynchburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lynchburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4144, Longitude: -79.1433    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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