Trains began running on the first railroad, the Virginia and Tennessee, in 1852. Lynchburg was a main military supply center, 1862-65. Here the Confederates under General Early defeated the Union General Hunter, June 18, 1864. In 1893 Randolph-Macon Woman's College opened; in 1903, Lynchburg College. In 1920 the council manager form of government was adopted.
Geographic Location: Lynchburg
Physical Description of Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504. Located on Church Street, 0.2 miles south of the junction of Church Street and 5th Street (Rt. 163). Marker is on the right when traveling south on Church Street.
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