Lynchburg, Virginia

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Lynchburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.wikipedia
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Liberty University

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It is the site of several institutions of higher education, including the University of Lynchburg, Randolph College, and Liberty University, the nation's largest non-profit university. In 1971, local pastor Jerry Falwell founded Lynchburg Baptist College, which since 1985 has been known as Liberty University.
Liberty University (LU), also referred to as Liberty, is a private Christian university in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Monacan people

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Monacan people and other Siouan Tutelo-speaking tribes had lived in the area since at least 1270, driving the Virginia Algonquians eastward to the coastal areas.
In the 21st century, the people are located primarily in the Piedmont, in Amherst County, Virginia near Lynchburg.

Richmond, Virginia

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The James River Company had been incorporated the previous year (and President George Washington given stock, which he donated to charity) in order to "improve" the river down to Richmond, which was growing and was named as the new Commonwealth's capital.
Richmond is located at the fall line of the James River, 44 mi west of Williamsburg, 66 mi east of Charlottesville, 100 mi east of Lynchburg and 98 mi south of Washington, D.C. Surrounded by Henrico and Chesterfield counties, the city is located at the intersections of Interstate 95 and Interstate 64, and encircled by Interstate 295 and Virginia State Route 288.

Roanoke, Virginia

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Nearby cities include Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Danville.
In the 1850s, Big Lick became a stop on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad (V&T) which linked Lynchburg with Bristol on the Virginia-Tennessee border.

Lynchburg metropolitan area

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Lynchburg lies at the center of a wider metropolitan area close to the geographic center of Virginia.
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Danville, Virginia

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Nearby cities include Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Danville.
On the day they left, Governor William Smith arrived from Lynchburg to establish his headquarters here.

Virginia

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Lynchburg lies at the center of a wider metropolitan area close to the geographic center of Virginia. Lynchburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.
After the capture of Richmond in April 1865, the state capital was briefly moved to Lynchburg, while the Confederate leadership fled to Danville.

Southside Railroad (Virginia)

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By the Civil War, two more railroads had been built, including the South Side Railroad from Petersburg.
The gauge railroad connected City Point, a port on the James River with the farm country south and west of Petersburg, Virginia, to Lynchburg, Virginia, a distance of about 132 mi.

James River

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Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River, Lynchburg is known as the "City of Seven Hills" or the "Hill City".
Produce from the Piedmont and Great Valley regions traveled down the river to seaports at Richmond and Manchester through such port towns as Lynchburg, Scottsville, Columbia and Buchanan.

Battle of Lynchburg

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On June 18, 1864, in the Battle of Lynchburg, Early's combined forces, though outnumbered, repelled Union General Hunter's troops.
The Battle of Lynchburg was fought on June 17–18, 1864, two miles outside Lynchburg, Virginia, as part of the American Civil War.

Forest, Virginia

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A locomotive called the "Lynchburg" blew up in Forest, Virginia (near Poplar Forest) later that year, showing the new technology's dangers.
It is part of the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Orange and Alexandria Railroad

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The Orange and Alexandria Railroad stopped in Lynchburg.
It extended from Alexandria to Gordonsville, with another section from Charlottesville to Lynchburg.

John Lynch (1740–1820)

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First settled by Anglo-Americans in 1757, Lynchburg was named for its founder, John Lynch.
John Lynch, the founder of the city of Lynchburg, VA, was born August 28, 1740 in Albemarle County, VA and died on October 31, 1820 in Lynchburg.

Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad

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It became known as the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad in 1870, then a line in the Norfolk and Western Railway, and last as part of the Norfolk Southern Railway.
Organized and led by former Confederate general William Mahone (1826-1895), the 428-mile line linked Norfolk with Bristol, Virginia by way of Suffolk, Petersburg, Lynchburg, and Salem.

Sappony

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Explorer John Lederer visited one of the Siouan villages (Saponi) in 1670, on the Staunton River at Otter Creek, southwest of the present-day city, as did the Thomas Batts and Robert Fallam expedition in 1671.
The first known contact between a European explorer and the Sappony was in 1670, when John Lederer found their village on the Staunton River at Otter Creek, southwest of present-day Lynchburg, Virginia.

Sweet Briar College

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Not far outside town, Randolph-Macon Woman's College and Sweet Briar College were founded as women's colleges in 1893 and 1901, respectively.
Sweet Briar College is a women's liberal arts college in Sweet Briar, Virginia, United States, about 12 mi north of Lynchburg.

University of Lynchburg

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It is the site of several institutions of higher education, including the University of Lynchburg, Randolph College, and Liberty University, the nation's largest non-profit university.
The University of Lynchburg is a private university associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and located in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Mosby Perrow Jr.

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In the late 1950s, interested citizens, including Virginia Senator Mosby G. Perrow, Jr., asked the federal government to change its long-planned route for the interstate highway, now known as I-64, between Clifton Forge and Richmond.
Mosby Garland Perrow, Jr. (born March 5, 1909, – May 31, 1973) was a Virginia lawyer and state senator representing Lynchburg, Virginia.

2nd Virginia Cavalry

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However, Confederate cavalry under General Wade Hampton, including the 2nd Virginia Cavalry from Lynchburg under General Thomas T. Munford, defeated his forces at the two-day Battle of Trevillian Station in Louisa County, and they withdrew.
The unit was organized by Colonel Jubal Early in Lynchburg, Virginia, in May, 1861 as the 30th Virginia Volunteer Regiment under Col. Richard C.W. Radford (whence "Radford's Rangers"—not to be confused with Troop G's similar nickname).

Virginia University of Lynchburg

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Now named the Virginia University of Lynchburg, it is the city's oldest institution of higher learning.
Virginia University of Lynchburg is a private, historically black university located in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Norfolk and Western Railway

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It became known as the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad in 1870, then a line in the Norfolk and Western Railway, and last as part of the Norfolk Southern Railway.
In 1854, CPRR became part of the South Side Railroad, which connected Petersburg with Lynchburg, where it interchanged through traffic with the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad (V&T) and the James River and Kanawha Canal.

St. Paul's Church (Lynchburg, Virginia)

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Previously, the only education for students from poor families was provided through St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
St. Paul's Church is a historic Episcopal church in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States.

Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded

The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded (now known as the Central Virginia Training School), was established outside Lynchburg in Madison Heights.
The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded opened in 1910 as the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics near Lynchburg, Virginia in Madison Heights.

Jerry Falwell

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In 1971, local pastor Jerry Falwell founded Lynchburg Baptist College, which since 1985 has been known as Liberty University.
He was the founding pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church, a megachurch in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Elijah Fletcher

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Elijah Fletcher (July 28, 1789 – February 13, 1858) was a 19th-century teacher and businessman, who also served as mayor of Lynchburg, Virginia for two terms in the early 1830s, as well as on the city council.