You are here: Home >
Student Services

Student Services: Community Resources

Liberty University Campus

Community Resources

Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Lynchburg is the finest small town in the Commonwealth of Virginia to some and our nation’s most patriotic town to others. Established in 1757 as a ferry service across the Fluvanna (James) River we were later granted a charter and founded as Lynchburg in 1786. Thomas Jefferson has a summer home outside of Lynchburg and in 1810 wrote;

"Lynchburg is perhaps the most rising place in the U.S.... It ranks now next to Richmond in importance..." He also remarked "Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to be useful to the town of Lynchburg. I consider it as the most interesting spot in the state.

Lynchburg is located three and a half hours from Washington D.C. and Virginia Beach. We are a twenty-minute drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway and forty-five minute drive to Smith Mountain Lake.

To become more familiar with this thriving community, please visit some of the websites below.

Transportation and Accommodations

Additional Resources


For additional information and available resources within the City of Lynchburg, contact the Office of Student Services and/or view available PDF documents within myLU.