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Welcome to Lynchburg ...



The city of Lynchburg was established in 1757.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lynchburg has a population of 81,753 people<1> (see below for details).

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

Lynchburg is located in the (434) area code.

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 81,753 people. This is an increase of 8.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.26% 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 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
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Appomattox
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Winesap
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winesap
    • Winesap is located in Amherst County
  • Woodbine Village
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbine Village
    • Woodbine Village is located in Lynchburg City
  • Boonsboro
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonsboro
    • Boonsboro is located in Bedford County
  • Abert
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abert have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abert
    • Abert is located in Bedford County
  • Powhatan
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powhatan
    • Powhatan is located in Campbell County
  • Coolwell
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coolwell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolwell
    • Coolwell is located in Amherst County
  • Forest
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Lawyers
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawyers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawyers
    • Lawyers is located in Campbell County

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.

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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