Historic Sites Located In Lynchburg Virginia

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Lynchburg is full of history, and even as the City marches ever forward into the future, it is important to remember where we’ve come from. One particularly formative time in Lynchburg history was the Civil War, during which time both Confederate and Union forces played an active role in the history of the area. Here’s […]

When Tobacco Was King of Lynchburg Virginia

There are multiple species of tobacco, which is in the same botanical family as eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, and chili peppers. Nicotinia rustica and Nicotiana tabacum were domesticated in the Andes of Peru and Ecuador, and migrated north with the help of Native American farmers. Tobacco is not native to Virginia, but it was being grown in North America by […]

The Sandusky House and Wildflower Fields

Sandusky is a federal style home built in 1808 by Charles Johnston. Today, the home is open as a historic house museum and is currently under ongoing restoration to the 1864 period when the home was used as Union Headquarters by General David Hunter. Historic Sandusky is operated by the Historic Sandusky foundation in partnership […]

The Historic Old City Cemetery of Lynchburg Virginia

The Old City Cemetery, established in 1806, is one of the oldest public cemeteries in the United States still in use today. Mayors and other prominent civic leaders, along with the city’s indigent and “strangers,” are among the estimated 18,000 people buried here. Two thirds of those interred here are of African descent, both enslaved […]

Guides to Historic Districts & Markers of Lynchburg

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Looking for something to get you out of the house, your kids learning and everyone getting exercise? Lynchburg Historical Foundation will mail you the Guide to the Historic Districts of Lynchburg, VA and/or the Historic Markers of Lynchburg. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about Lynchburg’s rich history and architectural legacy. This is a […]

Greenstone: A Lynchburg Legacy

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A brief look at one of the defining and unique features of the architectural history of Lynchburg. In June of 1969, the Virginia Greenstone Corporation shuttered its doors and thus ended the quarrying and use of this unique and beautiful building material. Although forms of greenstone are found in other locations, none with characteristics and […]

The Clauses came to Miller Claytor!

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On Saturday, November 30th Mr. and Mrs. Claus. returned to the Historic Miller Claytor House to help us kick off the holiday season and read The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever by Steve Kroll. They were joined by an energetic cadre of children, who each received a signed copy of the book. A special thanks to […]

Special News

Painting by Kelly Mattox of the Miller Claytor House

Historic Miller-Claytor House, Lynchburg’s only remaining 18th Century home, will soon be COOL!! Thanks to the Andrew Horsley Easley and Anne Owen Easley Charitable Trust for their generous grant and along with 2 other members we will soon be installing air conditioning at Historic Miller-Claytor. We received approval from the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) and […]