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Lynchburg, Virginia

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The location of Lynchburg

Welcome to Lynchburg ...

The location of Lynchburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Lynchburg has a population of 82,126 people<2> (see below for details).

The city of Lynchburg was established in 1757.

Lynchburg is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Lynchburg is located in the (434) area code.

Population Details ...

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

The population of Lynchburg represents 0.94% of the total 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 (with a count of 65,269 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Lynchburg had an population of 82,126 people. This is an increase of 8.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.83% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Websites for Lynchburg ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lynchburg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lynchburg. Our list includes 95 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Lynchburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Amherst   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Lynchburg

Located in Amherst County

Appomattox   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the East (E) of Lynchburg

Located in Appomattox County

Woodbine Village   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the West (W) of Lynchburg

Boonsboro   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the West (W) of Lynchburg

Located in Bedford County

Forest   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Lynchburg

Located in Bedford County

Rustburg   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the South (S) of Lynchburg

Located in Campbell County

Timberlake   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Lynchburg

Located in Campbell County

Concord   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Lynchburg

Located in Campbell County

Sweet Briar Station   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the North (N) of Lynchburg

Located in Amherst County

Beckham   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Lynchburg

Located in Appomattox County

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Lynchburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lynchburg:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lynchburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lynchburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 (or directions), 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: 37.4138, Longitude: -79.1422     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lynchburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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