Lynchburg City, Virginia


The City of Lynchburg is one of Virginia's Independent Cities and was named for John Lynch, son of Charles and Sarah Lynch. On October 16, 1786, the Virginia General Assembly granted John a Charter for the town of Lynchburg. It is bordered by Amherst, Bedford and Campbell Counties.


Rhonda Smith is the coordinator for this site.
 updated August 18,2009



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 ABBITT, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998
 BURTON, Clarence Godber, 1886-1982
 CLARK, Christopher Henderson, 1767-1828
 DANIEL, John Warwick, 1842-1910
FREEMAN, Douglas Southall 1886 - 1953
 GLASS, Carter, 1858-1946
 HOPKINS, Samuel Isaac, 1843-1914
 LEWIS, William J., 1766-1828
 MONTAGUE, Andrew Jackson, 1862-1937
 OTEY, Peter Johnston, 1840-1902
 OWEN, Robert Latham 1856 -- 1947
 RIDGWAY, Robert, 1823-1870
 ROBERTSON, Absalom Willis, 1887-1971
 ROBERTSON, John, 1787-1873
 ROCKENBACH, Samuel Dickerson 1869 - 1952
 STUART, Archibald, 1795-1855
 UNTERMEYER, Samuel 1858 -1940
 WHITEHEAD, Thomas, 1825-1901
WITHERS, Robert Enoch, 1821-1907 


Deaths at the West Virginia Colored Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Denmar, WV

A lot from Lynchburg

 Virginia Black History Archives


 Higgenson Book Company

Free Blacks of Lynchburg, Virginia, 1805-1865

An Offsite Link



 Fort Hill Memorial Park

Old City Cemetery, est. 1806

This webpage includes the Confederate Cemetery

An Offsite Link

Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church

An Offsite Link


Spring Hill Cemetery 

 Click here for an offsite list of cemeteries in Lynchburg

White Rock Cemetery

An Offsite Link


The Political Graveyard

(This is a list of politicians buried in Lynchburg)


1820 Campbell County Census - Campbell Co. VA

(Which includes Lynchburg City)

An Offsite Link

1840 Census of Pensioners - Military

An Offsite Link 


1880 Census

An Offlink Site


Electronic census spreadsheets

An Off Site Link





 Death Records Indexing Project
at LVA







All Offsite Links

 The History of Lynchburg, Virginia
An Overview



Lynchburg Public Library

Jones Memorial Library

An Offsite Link



1814-1877-1890-1895 Maps of Lynchburg

An Offsite Link

 Virginia Historical Counties Map

Provides on-demand, printable, large-scale maps of every boundary change of every county and independent city of Virginia.User chooses any day and month from 1634 to 2000 and can zoom in or out or alter the map in other ways. An easy-to-use HELP file and supplementary texts support the maps. From the Newberry Library


 Marriage of John Thompson Taylor to Sarah (Sallie) Jane Jones

 Unclaimed Letters at Lynchburg as published in The Lynchburg Virginian on October 12, 1846
An Offsite Link

 Common Nicknames



 The Ledger

The News & Advance


 Search Engine for Lynchburg Obituaries

An Off Site Link

 Johnny Poindexter


 Mrs. Julia Sydnor Slaughter

 Edward Lee Slaughter

 Daniel Forgie Taylor


 Mr. John T. Taylor

Mrs. John T. Taylor

 John Osborne Taylor

 Mrs. Oscar H. Taylor, nee Miss Etta Farriss



Federal Hill Historical Association

(Historic Neighborhood)

An Offsite Link

Diamond Hill Historical Society
(Historic Neighborhood)

An Offsite Link


 A Mystery Photo of Grandpa Taylor

 More Taylor Photos

 Adam H. Plecker Historic Photographs
of Lynchburg, Virginia

An Off Site Link

 Lynchburg and Central Virginia Historic Railroad Photographs

An Off Site Link


Harvey's Drive-In Theatre in Lynchburg, Virginia

 Elliot House

An Offsite Link

 Garland Hill Historic District

An Offsite Link


Lynchburg Museum 

 James Dunlop Paxton House

 Point of Honor, the Federal-era mansion of Dr. George Cabell, Sr.

 Poplar Forest

 Lynchburg Museums

An Offsite Link

 Historic Buildings in Lynchburg



An Offsite Link

 Sandusky House

An Offsite Link


 Lynchburg Post Office, 1918

 Lynchburg Cotton Mill, 1910

 Court Street, 1910

 Elks Lodge, 1910

 James River, 1907

 Lynchburg Main Street, 1902

 Lynchburg College, 1903

 Old Hollins Mill, 1915

Piedmont Business College, 1910 

 Vintage Post Card Scenes of Lynchburg, Virginia

 Randolph Macon College, 1915

 Rivermont Bridge, 1910

Virginian Hotel, 1915 

 Union Depot, 1910


The Battle of Lynchburg during the Civil War

An Offsite Link



 Geographic Nameserver

Put in a city name and find out what county it is in

 USGenWeb Archive Search Engine, State-by-State

US Newspapers Link

 Where to write for Vital Statistics


 Search the LDS website

The Association for Gravestone Studies 

 Search the DAR Library Catalog

 Deciphering Old Handwriting

 Create a time line of History

 Epidemics in the United States

Shortcuts to Ancestor Counties (Formation of)

             Charles City Co. (1619)


                           Prince George Co (1703)


                                           Brunswick Co (1731)


                                             Lunenburg Co (1746)


                                                   Bedford Co (1754)


                                                         Campbell Co (1782)

                          Lynchburg City (1786)
This web site is  affiliated with the 
AHGP and ALHN Projects

 ALHN Virginia pages

AHGP Virginia pages



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