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"The Real Virginia"
"The City of Seven Hills"

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.

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24501, 24503, 24504

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Lynchburg is approximately 66,049 (1990), 75568 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 27,233 (1990), 28476 (2010).

The amount of land area in Lynchburg is 127.946 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.947 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lynchburg to Washington DC is 161 miles. The distance to the Virginia state capital is 97 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lynchburg is positioned 37.40 degrees north of the equator and 79.19 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Lynchburg elevation is 795 feet above sea level.

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Lynchburg location: in the western-central portion of Virginia, not far from Roanoke. Lynchburg is an independent city not associated with any county.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Lynchburg is seasonal. The record high temperature is 106 degress F.
The record low temperature - -10 degrees F.
Lynchburg average annual rainfall is 39.91 inches per year
Lynchburg average annual snowfall is 18.7 inches per year.
Lynchburg average temperature is 56 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 35.2 (winter) degrees F.
The average high temperature is 75.6 (summer) degrees F.
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Lynchburg history:

Since its beginnings as a ferry location on the James River, commerce was crucial to the development of the city. For the first 100 years, tobacco was the most important product - here it was auctioned and processed. In the mid-1800s, the city was second only to New Bedford, Mass., in per capita income. Thomas Jefferson was a frequent visitor to the area. During his second term as President, he built Poplar Forest in Bedford County as his retreat, 90 miles from the activity of Monticello. Lynchburg was a major Civil War storage depot, as well as a burial place for more than 2,000 war dead. Six Confederate generals are buried here, including General Jubal Early, who commanded the Confederate forces during the brief Battle of Lynchburg. Through a ruse, the city was spared destruction from Union forces who were within a mile of the city. General Early ran an empty train back and forth with much commotion, making the Union force believe reinforcements had arrived. The breastwork for the defense of the city can still be seen at Fort Early.

Lynchburg is an independent city, not included in any county, though it is in the area of Campbell County.
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Lynchburg attractions:

The Lynchburg Fine Arts Center
1815 Thomson Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Phone: 434-846-8451

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