The History Of Court Hill House

lynchburg old post cards

Lynchburg, located on the James River in the southern Piedmont area, was first settled by Quakers from Pennsylvania and the Tidewater area of Virginia in the 1750s. John Lynch, the merchant for whom the city is named, helped to establish the settlement along the James River with the construction of Lynch’s Ferry in 1757. By […]

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 […]