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independent city (1990 pop. 66,049), in but administratively not a part of Campbell co., central Va., on the James River; settled 1757, inc. as a city 1852. It is a trade center and tobacco market in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mts. Its varied manufactures include shelving, heating and communications equipment, sheet metal, conveyor systems, nuclear power products, crushed limestone, lumber and wood products, power transformers, automated teller machines, and pharmaceuticals. Lynchburg was a Confederate supply base in the Civil War; in 1864, a Union attempt to take the city failed. Randolph College (formerly Randolph-Macon Woman's College), Lynchburg College, Virginia Theological Seminary and College, Lynchburg Baptist College, and Liberty Univ. are in the city. A fine arts center and several notable old houses are there, including Poplar Forest, built by Thomas Jefferson.
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Lynchburg (Independent City), Virginia

900 Church St
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Phone: (434) 847-1443
Fax: (434) 847-1536

In south-central VA, northeast of Roanoke. Established 1786; incorporated as a town in 1805; as a city in 1852. Name Origin: For John Lynch, owner of the original town site

Area (sq mi):: 49.76 (land 49.39; water 0.37) Population per square mile: 1356.00
Population 2005: 66,973 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 -1.20% Population 2000: 65,269 (White 66.00%; Black or African American 29.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 1.30%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 3.20%. Median age: 35.10
Income 2000: per capita $18,263; median household $32,234; Population below poverty level: 15.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,783-$25,297
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 16.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Lynchburg County seat (64,932)

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    a city in the southeastern USA, in Virginia, on the James River, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge. Population, 54,000 (1970); including the suburbs, 123,000.

    Lynchburg is an important railway junction. The city is an important tobacco market and is the site of several cigarette factories. Cotton, footwear, garment, and food industries are in Lynchburg. Pipes are also produced there. Lynchburg was founded in the second half of the 18th century.

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