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Living In Lynchburg

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 LUCOMStudentServices@liberty.edu.