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.

 
 
 

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 updated March 21, 2008
 

LYNCHBURG, VA STARTING POINT

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Post and read Queries

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BIBLES

   

  BIOGRAPHIES

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

BLACK HISTORY

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

A lot from Lynchburg

 Virginia Black History Archives


BOOKS

 Higgenson Book Company

Free Blacks of Lynchburg, Virginia, 1805-1865

An Offsite Link

 

 CEMETERIES

 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)


 CENSUS

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

 

  CHURCHES

     

 DEATHS

 Death Records Indexing Project
at LVA

   

  DEEDS

     

 FAMILY

   

  HISTORY

All Offsite Links

 The History of Lynchburg, Virginia
An Overview

   

 LIBRARIES

Lynchburg Public Library

Jones Memorial Library

An Offsite Link

 

 MAPS

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
 

 MISC GENEALOGY RECORDS

 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


 NEWSPAPERS

 

The News & Advance

     

 OBITUARIES

 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

 

ORGANIZATIONS

Federal Hill Historical Association

(Historic Neighborhood)

An Offsite Link

Diamond Hill Historical Society
(Historic Neighborhood)

An Offsite Link
   

PHOTOGRAPHS

 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

 PLACES

Harvey's Drive-In Theatre in Lynchburg, Virginia

 Elliot House

An Offsite Link

 Garland Hill Historic District

An Offsite Link

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

 Poplar Forest

Lynchburg Museum 

An Offsite Link

 Sandusky House

An Offsite Link

           

POSTCARDS

 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


 WAR

The Battle of Lynchburg during the Civil War

An Offsite Link

   

 GENEALOGY HELPERS

 Where to write for Vital Statistics

 USGenWeb Archive Search Engine, State-by-State

 Deciphering Old Handwriting

 Search the LDS website

The Association for Gravestone Studies 

 Search the DAR Library Catalog


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)


 
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