Ninth and Main StreetsThe James River originates in the mountains to the west and flows through Lynchburg and Richmond before reaching the Chesapeake Bay. In 1757, the Lynch family built a ferry across the James River ahead of you at the foot of this hill; today, the Langley Fountain marks the ferry location. The settlement that became Lynchburg grew around the ferry landing. From there, tobacco and other crops were shipped downriver on the James River and Kanawha Canal using canoes, batteaux, and canal boats.
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|Placed By||The Lynchburg History Marker Program|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 8:58am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 664415 N 4142520|
|Decimal Degrees||37.41490000, -79.14208333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 24.894', W 79° 8.525'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 24' 53.64" N, 79° 8' 31.50" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||434, 540|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 9th St, Lynchburg VA 24504, US|
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