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Lynchburg




Lynchburg, post village, Campbell County, Virginia, 116 west by south Richmond, 191 Washington City. Situated on the south bank of James river, 20 miles below its passage through the Blue Ridge. In 1793 it contained but 5 houses. Incorporated in 1805. It contains 7 churches, 2 Presbyterian, 2 Methodist, I Baptist, 1 Episcopal, and 1 Roman Catholic. There is a Friends church in the vicinity. It has 6 warehouses in which from 15 to 20,000,000 pounds of tobacco are annually inspected. It has 123 stores and groceries, 22 tobacco factories, which manufacture from 35 to 40,000 boxes of tobacco annually, 1 large cotton factory, 1 iron foundry, 3 large flouring mills, 15 classical schools, 1,000 houses, and 6,395 inhabitants. The James river and Kanawha canal connects this place with Richmond. On it are 5 handsome packet boats for passengers, and about 40 freight boats, of from 60 to 100 tons burden. The back country and trade of this place are very extensive.
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