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Lynchburg is a scenic city located in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia. The area has an extensive history beginning with its founding on the James River in the 1760's by John Lynch as "Lynch's Ferry." Lynchburg has that rare combination of small town charm and big city offerings.
Visit the Lynchburg Museum and explore the history of Lynchburg and the Virginia Piedmont. The Lynchburg Community Market is located in the heart of downtown Lynchburg at 12th and Main Streets. The market opened its doors in 1783.
Lynchburg is the home of Central Virginia Community College, Liberty University, Lynchburg College, Randolph College, and Virginia University of Lynchburg.
Nearby you can visit the Peaks of Otter - three mountain peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains, overlooking the town of Bedford, Virginia and in prominent view throughout most of Lynchburg. Also check out Crabtree Falls - the longest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, the falls trails lead hikers along a 1.7-mile trail with beautiful views of five cascades of the Crabtree Falls.