Lynchburg
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member garmin_geek
N 37° 24.854 W 079° 08.587
17S E 664325 N 4142444
Quick Description: Virginia Historical Highway Marker Q-6-11.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2010 8:08:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM9HGK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member archway
Views: 2

Long Description:
(Obverse) 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. (Reverse) 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 1893 Randolph-Macon Woman's College opened; in 1903, Lynchburg College. In 1920 the council manager form of government was adopted
Marker Number: Q-6-11

Marker Title: Lynchburg

Marker Location: Downtown Lynchburg

County or Independent City: Lynchburg

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: Not listed

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