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Lynchburg, Virginia

independent city in Virginia, United States

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.

Lynchburg, Virginia
City of Lynchburg
Downtown Lynchburg skyline.
Downtown Lynchburg skyline.
Official seal of Lynchburg, Virginia
Seal
Coat of arms of Lynchburg, Virginia
Coat of arms
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 United States
Lynchburg
Lynchburg
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
Founded1786
Incorporated (town)1805
Incorporated (city)1852
Named forJohn Lynch
Government
 • TypeCouncil–Manager
 • MayorJoan Foster[1]
 • Vice MayorTreney Tweedy[1]
 • CouncilLynchburg City Council
Area
 • Independent city100 km2 (50 sq mi)
 • Land128 km2 (49.5 sq mi)
 • Water1 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Elevation
192 m (630 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Independent city80,212(US: 416th)
 • Density594/km2 (1,539/sq mi)
 • Urban
116,636 (US: 271st)
 • Metro
260,320 (US: 184th)
 • Demonym
Lynchburger
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
24501, 24502, 24503, 24504, 24551
Area code(s)434
FIPS code51-47672
GNIS feature ID1479007[2]
Major airportLYH
Websitelynchburgva.gov

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.