Lynchburg

Lynchburg (HMV9Y)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504
Country: United States of America

N 37° 24.851', W 79° 8.592'

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In 1757 John Lynch opened a ferry here; in 1765 a church was built. In 1786 Lynchburg was established by act of Assembly; in 1791 the first tobacco warehouse was built. Lynchburg was incorporated as a town in 1805. In 1840 the James River and Kanawha Canal, from Richmond to Lynchburg, was opened; the section to Buchanan in 1851. Lynch­burg became a city in 1852.

Trains began running on the first railroad, the Virginia and Tennessee, in 1852. Lynchburg was a main military supply center, 1862-65. Here the Confederates under General Early defeated the Union General Hunter, June 18, 1864. In 1863 Randolph-Macon Woman's College opened; in 1903, Lynchburg College. In 1920 the council-manager form of government was adopted.
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HM NumberHMV9Y
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Marker NumberQ-6-11
Year Placed1941
Placed ByVirginia Conservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 7:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 664317 N 4142438
Decimal Degrees37.41418333, -79.14320000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.851', W 79° 8.592'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 51.06" N, 79° 8' 35.52" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901 Church St, Lynchburg VA 24504, US
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