Lynchburg, Virginia, Historical Profile (1919)


Lynch'burg. Va., in Campbell County, 124 miles west of Richmond, on the James River and on the Chesapeake & Ohio, the Norfolk & Western and the Southern railroads. It has a picturesque location on the hills along the river, where the Blue Ridge and the peaks of Otter Mountains make a beautiful background. The surrounding region is agricultural and contains deposits of coal, iron and granite. The main industries include large tobacco factories, iron and brass works, flour and cotton mills, shoe factories, an overall factory, and brick and tile works. Randolph Macon Women's College and Virginia Christian College are located here. The place was settled in 1786 by John Lynch and associates, and was incorporated in 1823. Population, 1910, 29,494; in 1917, 33,497

      "Lynchburg, Virginia, Historical Profile (1919)," The American Educator. (Chicago: Ralph Durham Company, 1919); digital edition, ( : posted 15 Jan 2013)

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