Lynchburg is located in the Central Virginia region at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is known as the "City of Seven Hills."
Lynchburg is the home of Randolph College, Lynchburg
College, Virginia University of Lynchburg and Liberty University, and is a center of cultural activities such
as concerts, plays, lecture series and art shows.
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest is in Lynchburg, the home
of Anne Spencer - the Harlem Rennaissance poet - and Dr. Jerry
Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church.
Lynchburg is the launch site every summer for the Batteaux
Festival, where crews dressed in period clothing use poles to navigate
their batteaux down to Richmond on the James River.