Lynchburg, Virginia

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Lynchburg, Virginia
Independent city
City of Lynchburg
Downtown Lynchburg skyline.
Downtown Lynchburg skyline.
Official seal of Lynchburg, Virginia
Coat of arms of Lynchburg, Virginia
Coat of arms
Official logo of Lynchburg, Virginia
Police patch
Nickname(s): "The Hill City"; "City of Seven Hills"
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Lynchburg is located in the US
Coordinates: 37°24′13″N 79°10′12″W / 37.40361°N 79.17000°W / 37.40361; -79.17000Coordinates: 37°24′13″N 79°10′12″W / 37.40361°N 79.17000°W / 37.40361; -79.17000
Country  United States
State  Virginia
Founded 1786
Incorporated (town) 1805
Incorporated (city) 1852
Named for John Lynch
 • Type Council–Manager
 • Mayor Joan Foster[1]
 • Vice Mayor Treney Tweedy[1]
 • Council Lynchburg City Council
 • Independent city 100 km2 (50 sq mi)
 • Land 128 km2 (49.5 sq mi)
 • Water 1 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Elevation 192 m (630 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Independent city 80,212(US: 416th)
 • Density 594/km2 (1,539/sq mi)
 • Urban 116,636 (US: 271st)
 • Metro 260,320 (US: 184th)
 • Demonym Lynchburger
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code(s) 24501, 24502, 24503, 24504, 24551
Area code(s) 434
FIPS code 51-47672
GNIS feature ID 1479007[2]
Major airport LYH

Lynchburg is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River. Lynchburg is known as the "City of Seven Hills" and "The Hill City". It is sometimes called "A City Unto Itself" because of the city's historical avoidance of State and Federal entanglements.

At the 2010 census, 75,568 people lived in Lynchburg.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tyree, Elizabeth. "Vice Mayor Joan Foster selected as new mayor of Lynchburg". Retrieved December 19, 2016.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.