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City of Lynchburg Virginia Warrant Search

In order to search for active arrest warrants in City of Lynchburg Virginia , you can either physically go to your local police department, pay a small fee and get the report you need (not the best choice of you need to check your own name) or you can use our advanced online warrant record databases to instantly and discreetly check millions of records with a single click. Use the search form above to either check your local jurisdiction, or better yet - run an Out-of-State (Nationwide) arrest warrant search, to search for warrant & arrest records found in other jurisdictions - about the individual.
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The Definition of a Warrant

Law enforcement agents can't just randomly arrest or search individuals that they believe to be involved in a crime. In order to prevent police officers from trampling on the rights of citizens, there is a due process that must be followed, and a warrant is one of these processes. A warrant is simply a signed document from a judge, allowing police to take an action. Depending upon the type of warrant, that action can be the arrest of a named individual or the search of a residence. Judges can sign off on three major types of warrants: Search Warrants, Bench Warrants, and Arrest Warrants. Each one is different depending upon the situation.

What is an Arrest Warrant?

An arrest warrant is a legal document that is signed by a judge and enables law enforcement to make an immediate arrest of an individual. These are often issued when a crime has been committed and the police have a particular suspect that they would like to apprehend. Arrest warrants give police enforcement the right to even enter homes to apprehend a suspect if necessary.

How Do You Find Out If Someone Has An Arrest Warrant Against Them?

Some law enforcement agents will notify suspects of an arrest warrant via a letter at the last known address or through a phone call. While others swoop down and make an immediate arrest. At a nominal cost, the local police department will provide you with arrest information for an individual. However, you should never check your own record in this manner because you will be immediately arrested if there are active warrants on your record. The easiest approach is to make use of an online public records service that will provide you with all of the information in one easy to read format.

What is a Bench Warrant?

It's extremely important to attend any court appearances that you are scheduled for. If you do not appear in court, a judge will hold you in contempt of court and sign a bench warrant with your name on it. From this point on, you will instantly be considered a fugitive from justice in the eyes of the law. This court order will allow the police to arrest you on sight and even enter your home in order to apprehend you. It's important to remember that there is no statute of limitations for a bench warrant. This type of warrant never expires and will only be cleared upon your death or arrest.

What is a Search Warrant?

If the police believe that a crime has been committed or is being committed in a particular area, they will request a search warrant from a judge. This document will enable them to perform a complete search on the area listed on the warrant. They can be given full rights to walk into your home to gather evidence, and you are not able to stop them. An example of this can be seen when the police use warrants to seize narcotics or weapons from a home. It's important to keep in mind that a search warrant is extremely specific, and will often label the exact location, the specific evidence, and time of search. Police officers cannot continuously return to your home to gather more evidence unless another search warrant is obtained. If law enforcement officers violate any of the conditions of the warrant, they will not be allowed to present the evidence in court.

What are Outstanding Warrants and Active Warrants?

Outstanding warrants and active warrants are synonymous and used interchangeably in the court system. Active warrants are placed against an individual when they have either been suspected of committing a crime (arrest warrant) or if they did not appear for a court date (bench warrant). An active or outstanding warrant gives the police the right to immediately arrest the individual on sight, using all necessary means. The term outstanding warrant is generally used when describing an older warrant from a fugitive that has been avoiding police arrest for quite some time. Do not confuse this term, and believe that it means `expired warrant', because arrest warrants never expire.

Searching For Arrest Warrants in City of Lynchburg Virginia

When doing a search for active arrest warrants, there are a few methods that can be used. You can go down to the local police department and obtain a records search by providing the officer with pertinent information and paying a small fee for the results. However, you are advised against using this method if you are checking up on yourself or a friend. If you are doing a personal search on yourself and an arrest warrant appears on record, you will be arrested immediately. If it is for a friend, you will be subjected to questioning and possibly risk your friend's freedom or even worse endanger your own freedom for aiding a fugitive from justice. The most common method to search for arrest warrants is through a public online service like GovWarrantSearch.org. One major benefit of this type of online service is that you are able to gather information about yourself or anyone else in the privacy of your own home. In addition, a good online warrant search site will provide you with more information because you can either specifically search for warrants in City of Lynchburg Virginia, or you can perform either statewide or even a nationwide search to review an individual's complete record. This saves you numerous trips to multiple police departments. You should also keep in mind that a visit to the local police department will only show you results from that local area and you could be missing information from other jurisdictions.

Is It Possible To Have An Arrest Warrant On File And Not Know About It?

Probably one of the biggest misconceptions of arrest warrants is that the police will notify you and allow you to surrender yourself with an attorney. Sure, this happens sometimes, but law enforcement agents aren't required to make proper notification in advance of incarceration. Most people are informed of the warrant at the time of their arrest. Depending on the crime and workload of the police department, officers may arrive at your place of work, home, or the home's of family and friends to attempt to serve their warrant and make an arrest.

How Can I Avoid Being Apprehended With An Arrest Warrant On File?

Avoiding arrest with an arrest warrant on file would certainly prove to be a difficult life, and not recommended. The police can make an arrest at your home or work, so you will always be looking over your shoulder. Police records show that the majority of individuals with an arrest warrant against them are arrested on a minor traffic stop. An arrest warrant never goes away, and the police will eventually catch up with you.

When Does A Warrant Expire?

The only type of warrant that has an expiration date is a search warrant. Arrest warrants and bench warrants will only expire upon the death of the convict or a court appearance (usually due to an arrest). These types of warrants do not have any statute of limitations and have no expiration date.


General Information from wikipedia: 
Lynchburg, Virginia Lynchburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The population was 73,933 at the 2009 U.S. census estimate. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River, Lynchburg is known as the 'City of Seven Hills', 'The Hill City' and sometimes described as 'A City Unto Itself', because of its status as an independent city not located in any county and in reference to the city's historical avoidance of State and Federal entanglements. Lynchburg was the only major city in Virginia that did not fall to the Union in the American Civil War.The Metropolitan Statistical Area of Lynchburg of 2,122 square miles (5,500 km2) is near the geographic center of Virginia and encompasses Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Campbell County, City of Bedford, and the City of Lynchburg. It is the fifth largest MSA in Virginia with a population of 247,447. Other nearby cities include Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Danville. Lynchburg's sister cities are Rueil-Malmaison, France and Glauchau, Germany.Lynchburg is the home of Central Virginia Community College, Liberty University, Lynchburg College, Randolph College, and Virginia University of Lynchburg. The Lynchburg MSA also includes Sweet Briar College.The City of Lynchburg has a relatively good number of highly credited Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. The elementary schools include Heritage, W.M Bass, Linkhorne, Sandusky, Dearington, Paul Munro, Sheffield, T.C. Miller, R.S. Payne, and Perrymont. Lynchburg's middle schools include P.L. Dunbar, Sandusky, and Linkhorne. Lastly, Lynchburg has two very competitive high schools, Heritage High (HHS) and E.C. Glass (ECG).Lynchburg is the regional center for commerce and retail. Industries within the Lynchburg MSA include nuclear technology, pharmaceuticals and material handling. A diversity of small businesses with the region has helped maintain a stable economy and minimized the downturns of the national economy. Reaching as high as 1st place (tied) in 2007, Lynchburg has been within the Top 10 Digital Cities survey for its population since the survey's inception in 2004. City government The Lynchburg City Council consists of seven members:Joan F. Foster - Mayor, At Large Representative Ceasor T. Johnson, M.RE., D.D. - Vice Mayor, Ward II Representative Michael A. Gillette, Ph.D. - Ward I Representative J. Randolph Nelson - At Large Representative Jeff S. Helgeson, MSFS - Ward III Representative Turner Perrow, Jr. - Ward IV Representative Hundson 'H' Cary III - At Large Representative The City Manager, City Attorney, and the City Clerk are appointed by City Council. Other duties and responsibilities of City Council include:(1) any and all additions and amendments to the Lynchburg City Code; (2) creation of Council-appointed Boards and Commissions. Demographics As of the census of 2000, there were 65,269 people, 25,477 households, and 15,591 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,321.5 people per square mile (510.2/km²). There were 27,640 housing units at an average density of 559.6/sq mi (216.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.2% White, 28.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.There were 25,477 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.92.In the city the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 15.5% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.The median income for a household in the city was $32,234, and the median income for a family was $40,844. Males had a median income of $31,390 versus $22,431 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,263. About 12.3% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.Lynchburg ranks below the 2006 median annual household income for the U.S. as a whole, which was $48,200, according to the US Census Bureau.The city's population has been stable for 25+ years: in 2006, it was 67,720; in 2000, it was 65,269; in 1990, it was 66,049; in 1980, it was 66,743. Geography and climate Lynchburg is located at 37°24′13″N 79°10′12″W / 37.40361°N 79.17°W / 37.40361; -79.17 (37.403672, -79.170205).MapAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 49.8 square miles (128.9 km²), of which, 49.4 square miles (127.9 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (0.74%) is water. Adjacent counties Amherst County, Virginia- northeast Bedford County, Virginia- west, northwest Campbell County, Virginia- south, southeast Business and industry Lynchburg was founded on commerce and industry. It features a skilled labor force, low unemployment rate, and below average cost of living. Of Virginia's larger metro areas, Forbes Magazine ranked Lynchburg the 5th best place in Virginia for business in 2006, with Virginia being the best state in the country for business. Only 6 places in Virginia were surveyed and most of Virginia’s cities were grouped together by Forbes as 'Northern Virginia'. Lynchburg achieved the rank 109 in the whole nation in the same survey.The Lynchburg News & Advance reports that while more people are working than ever in greater Lynchburg, wages since 1990 have not kept up with inflation. Central Virginia Labor Council President Walter Fore believes this is due to lack of white-collar jobs. According to the Census Bureau, adjusted for inflation, 1990 median household income was about $39,000 compared to 2009 median household income of $42,740. Also as of 2009 Forbes has named Lynchburg as the 70th best metro area for business and careers, ahead of Chicago and behind Baton Rouge.The reason for the decent ranking was due to the low cost of living and low wages in Lynchburg. In other areas, the region didn’t come in as strong. It ranked at 189 for cultural and leisure and at 164 for educational attainment.Virginia Business Magazine reports that Young Professionals in Lynchburg recently conducted a study that clearly showed how much of its young workforce has been lost. According to Lee Cobb, executive director of Region 2000 Economic Development Council, Lynchburg has a reputation for being a low priority choice of location for young folks just starting out. This may be further evidenced by the below state average population with high school and college degrees and nearly zero population growth over the past 30 years (see Demographics above). Both the Region 2000 Economic Development Council and The Young Professionals of Central Virginia are attempting to improve the reputation and increase opportunities for young professionals.Areva, one of Lynchburg's largest employers, has had major growth in the New Plants Design Engineering Group at their Old Forest Road Headquarters. It has been announced that the Fuel Group located at Mt. Athos will be consolidated at their Richland's Washington facility in the Spring of 2010. AREVA's Mt. Athos facility will still have the Pump & Motors Group along with the Service Equipment Refurbishment Facility (SERF) Group activities at that location. Areva says 150 of the 300 employees at its Mt. Athos Road location could lose their jobs. History First settled in 1757, Lynchburg was named for its founder, John Lynch, who at the age of 17 started a ferry service at a ford across the James River to carry traffic to and from New London. He was also responsible for Lynchburg's first bridge across the river, which replaced the ferry in 1812. He and his mother are buried in the graveyard at the South River Friends Meetinghouse. The 'City of Seven Hills' quickly developed along the hills surrounding Lynch's Ferry. Thomas Jefferson maintained a home near Lynchburg, called Poplar Forest. Jefferson frequented Lynchburg and remarked 'Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to be useful to the town of Lynchburg. I consider it as the most interesting spot in the state.'Lynchburg was established by charter in 1786 at the site of Lynch's Ferry on the James River. These new easy means of transportation routed traffic through Lynchburg, and allowed it to become the new center of commerce for tobacco trading. In 1810, Jefferson wrote, 'Lynchburg is perhaps the most rising place in the U.S.... It ranks now next to Richmond in importance...' Lynchburg became a center of commerce and manufacture in the 19th century, and by the 1850s, Lynchburg (along with New Bedford, Mass.) was one of the richest towns per capita in the U.S. . Chief industries were tobacco, iron and steel. Transportation facilities included the James River Bateau on the James River, and later, the James River and Kanawha Canal and, still later, four railroads, including the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad and the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad.Early on, Lynchburg was not known for its religiosity. In 1804, evangelist Lorenzo Dow wrote of Lynchburg '... where I spoke in the open air in what I conceived to be the seat of Satan's Kingdom. Lynchburg was a deadly place for the worship of God.' This was in reference to the lack of churches in Lynchburg. As the wealth of Lynchburg grew, prostitution and other 'rowdy' activities became quite common and, in many cases, ignored, if not accepted, by the 'powers that be' of the time. Much of this activity took place in an area of downtown referred to as the 'Buzzard's Roost[citation needed].'During the American Civil War, Lynchburg, which served as a Confederate supply base, was approached within 1 mile (2 km) by the Union forces of General David Hunter as he drove south from the Shenandoah Valley. Under the false impression that the Confederate forces stationed in Lynchburg were much larger than anticipated, Hunter was repelled by the forces of Confederate General Jubal Early on June 18, 1864, in the Battle of Lynchburg. To create the false impression, a train was continuously run up and down the tracks while the citizens of Lynchburg cheered as if reinforcements were unloading. Local prostitutes took part in the deception, misinforming their Union clients of the large number of Confederate reinforcements.From April 6–10, 1865, Lynchburg served as the Capital of Virginia. Under Gov. William Smith, the executive and legislative branches of the commonwealth moved to Lynchburg for the few days between the fall of Richmond and the fall of the Confederacy.In the latter 19th century, Lynchburg's economy evolved into manufacturing (sometimes referred to as the 'Pittsburgh of the South') and, per capita, made the city one of the wealthiest in the United States. In 1880, Lynchburg resident James Albert Bonsack invented the first cigarette rolling machine, and shortly thereafter Dr. Charles Browne Fleet, a physician and pharmacological tinkerer, introduced the first mass marketed over-the-counter enema, which the company he founded still manufactures (along with other laxative and bowel cleansing products, as noted on the company's website ). Dr. Fleet also invented ChapStick as a lip balm in Lynchburg in the early 1880s. About this time, Lynchburg was also the preferred site for the Norfolk & Western junction with the Shenandoah Valley Railroad. However, the citizens of Lynchburg did not want the junction due to the noise and pollution it would create. Therefore, it was located in what would become the City of Roanoke.In the late 1950s, a number of interested citizens requested the federal government to change its long-planned route for the interstate highway now known as I-64 between Clifton Forge and Richmond. Since the 1940s, maps of the federal interstate highway system depicted that highway taking a northern route, with no interstate highway running through Lynchburg. The state highway commission's minutes reflected its approval of the northern route. Although the proponents of a southern route succeeded in persuading a majority of Virginia Highway Commissioners to support the change after a study, in July 1961 Governor Lindsay Almond and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Luther Hodges announced that the route would not be changed. This left Lynchburg as the only city with a population in excess of 50,000 (at the time) not served by an interstate.Lynchburg is sometimes referred to as 'A City Unto Itself', in part due to geographic and cultural isolation, but mostly in reference to the city's historical avoidance of State and Federal entanglements. The phrase was the title of a history book by columnist Darrell Laurant.For several decades throughout the mid-20th century, the state of Virginia authorized compulsory sterilization of the mentally retarded for the purpose of eugenics. The operations were carried out at the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, now known as the Central Virginia Training School, located just outside Lynchburg. An estimated 8,300 Virginians were sterilized and relocated to Lynchburg, known as a 'dumping ground' of sorts for the feeble-minded, poor, blind, epilectic, and those otherwise seen as genetically 'unfit'.Sterilizations were carried out for 35 years until 1972, when operations were finally halted. Later in the late 1970s, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of Virginia on behalf of the sterilization victims. As a result of this suit, the victims received formal apologies and counseling if they chose. Requests to grant the victims reverse sterilization operations were denied.Carrie Buck, the plaintiff in the United States Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell, was sterilized after being classified as 'feeble-minded', as part of the state's eugenics program while she was a patient at Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded in Lynchburg.The story of Carrie Buck's sterilization and the court case was made into a television drama in 1994, Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story. 'Virginia State Epileptic Colony,' a song by the Manic Street Preachers on their 2009 album 'Journal For Plague Lovers,' addresses the state's program of eugenics.Over 40 sites in Lynchburg are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Education The city is served by the Lynchburg City Public Schools. The school board is appointed by the Lynchburg City Council.E C Glass High School- 2111 Memorial Ave Heritage High School- 3020 Wards Ferry RdLinkhorne Middle School - 2525 Linkhorne Dr Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School - 1208 Polk St Sandusky Middle School - 805 Chinook PlaceWilliam Marvin Bass Elementary School Bedford Hills Elementary School Dearington Elementary School for Innovation Heritage Elementary School Linkhorne Elementary School Paul M. Munro Elementary School Perrymont Elementary School Robert S. Payne Elementary School Sandusky Elementary School Sheffield Elementary School Thomas C. Miller Elementary School The city is also home to a number of mostly religious private schools, including Holy Cross Regional Catholic School, James River Day School, Timberlake Christian School, Liberty Christian Academy, New Covenant Classical Christian School, and Virginia Episcopal School.Lynchburg is also home to the Central Virginia Governor's School for Science and Technology located in Heritage High School. This magnet school consists of juniors and seniors selected from each of the Lynchburg area high schools. As one of eighteen Governor's Schools in Virginia, the Central Virginia Governor's School focuses on infusing technology into both the math and science curriculum.Further education options include a number of surrounding county public school systems.Colleges and universities in Lynchburg include Central Virginia Community College, Liberty University, Lynchburg College, Randolph College, and Virginia University of Lynchburg. Health care Centra Health manages four hospitals in the Lynchburg Area:Lynchburg General Hospital-Lynchburg, VA Virginia Baptist Hospital-Lynchburg, VA Bedford Memorial Hospital-Bedford, VA(has joint partnership with Carilion Health System in Roanoke) Southside Community Hospital-Farmville, VA Along with four hospitals, Centra Health manages numerous treatment, rehabilitation, mammography, and medical facilities across Central Virginia. Local Transit The Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (GLTC) operates the local public transport bus service within the city. The GLTC additionally provides the shuttle bus service on the Liberty University campus.The GLTC has selected a property directly across from Lynchburg-Kemper Street Station as its top choice of sites upon which to build the new transfer center for their network of public buses. They are interested in facilitating intermodal connections between GLTC buses and the intercity bus and rail services which operate from that location. The project is awaiting final government approval and funding, and is expected to be completed around 2013. Intercity Transit Intercity passenger rail and bus services are based out of Kemper Street Station, a historic, three-story train station recently restored and converted by the city of Lynchburg to serve as an intermodal hub for the community. The station is located at 825 Kemper Street. Bus Greyhound Lines located their bus terminal in the main floor of Kemper Street Station following its 2002 restoration. Greyhound offers transport to other cities throughout Virginia, the US, Canada, and Mexico. Rail Amtrak's Crescent and Northeast Regional trains connect Lynchburg with the cities of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans. Lynchburg became the new southern terminus for the Northeast Regional in October 2009. Amtrak's passenger terminal in Lynchburg is located in the track level ground floor of Kemper Street Station.Lynchburg will be a primary hub of the TransDominion Express. TransDominion Express, or TDX, would link areas like Bristol and Roanoke in the west of the state with areas in the east like Richmond, as well as Charlottesville and Washington, D.C. to the north . The plan is currently under study.Also, Lynchburg has two major freight railroads. CSX Transportation has a line and a small yard in the city. Lynchburg is also a crossroad of two Norfolk Southern lines. One being the former mainline of Southern Railway, upon which Kemper Street Station is situated. NS has a classification yard located next to the shopping mall. Various yard jobs can be seen. Railfans who wish to visit the NS Lynchburg yard are advised to inquire with an NS official. Air Lynchburg Regional Airport provides service by US Airways Express to Charlotte and Delta Connection to Atlanta. In recent months air travel has increased with 7,400 passengers flying in and out of the airport in April 2009—an increase of 97%. With this jump in passengers, flights have been added and the possibility of more carriers and destinations has become more likely. Highway Primary roadways include U.S. Route 29, U.S. Route 501, U.S. Route 221, running north-south, and U.S. Highway 460, running east-west. While not served by an interstate, much of Route 29 has been upgraded to interstate standards and significant improvements have been made to Highway 460. Arts and culture In a Forbes Magazine survey, Lynchburg ranked very poorly when it comes to culture. It ranked at 189 for cultural and leisure out of 200 cities surveyed.Academy of Fine Arts: A nonprofit organization committed to promoting and presenting the visual and performing arts, while creating opportunities for arts education. Located in the old Academy theatre (circa 1905) Batteau Festival: Celebrates the era when Lynchburg, Virginia was the center of the trade route between East and West. Flat-bottom boats called Batteaux filled the James River transporting tobacco and other goods to Richmond and bringing prosperity to the region. Dance Theatre of Lynchburg: Offers a full schedule of classes, a season of performances, and special events throughout the year. E.C. Glass High School Theatre: Offers productions from September through May each year. The Ellington Fellowship Playhouse: Hosts local, regional and national music acts on a regular basis. Jefferson Choral Society: The 100-plus voices that comprise the Jefferson Choral Society represent 15 different communities in and around Central Virginia. Kaleidoscope: An annual festival that offers exceptional recreational, cultural, educational, and entertainment opportunities that appeal to a broad spectrum of the community. Liberty University Theatre: Offers productions from October through May each year. Little Town Players: Offers productions throughout the year. Their theatre is located on the grounds of the Elks National Home inBedford. Lynchburg College Theatre: Offers productions from October through April each year. Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra Lynchburg Youth Orchestra: A full orchestra composed of high school students and a few talented middle school students. Opera on the James: Brings world class opera to central Virginia with two mainstage operas and numerous outreach and education performances and events yearly. The Maier Museum of Art:Randolph College's nationally recognized museum features works by outstanding American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Randolph College Theatre Renaissance Theatre: Offers an open space, excellent acoustics, and an inviting atmosphere to enjoy the best of local theatre. Riverviews Artspace: A private, nonprofit art organization with galleries, public programs, open artist studios, classrooms, and shared performance studio. Sedalia Center's Chili Cook-Off: 40-50 chili-cooking teams compete for Best Chili (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place), Best Presentation, and Popular Choice. Taste them all and cast your vote! Live music, beer and other beverages available. Virginia Christmas Spectacular Virginia School of the Arts: Founded in 1985, the Virginia School of the Arts has developed an international reputation for excellence by providing an outstanding pre-professional arts training program for students of high school age. Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival: An annual fall event featuring the state's wines, food from over 20 participating restaurants, and crafts from local artisans. Architecture Lynchburg has some interesting architecture. Through the 1800s and into the 1920s, the city had a rich tobacco industry. A number of citizens commissioned fine houses, public buildings, and churches for themselves during that time.Lynchburg boasts examples of Italian Renaissance, Federal, Georgian, Neo-Classical, Neo-Gothic, Romanesque, Jeffersonian, Queen Anne, Second Empire, Colonial, and Art Deco styles.[citation needed] Many of the old neighborhoods fell into disrepair since the Depression, and many houses and buildings have sat empty over the years. Many of the larger houses in neighborhoods like Diamond Hill and Rivermont were converted into duplexes. However, now Lynchburg is experiencing some restoration work.[citation needed] A number of sites and neighborhoods are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Attractions and entertainment The following attractions are located within the Lynchburg MSA:Phase 2 Dining & Entertainment: A 1000+ capacity, multi-function venue providing a variety of entertainment and other events. Established in 1993 as Cattle Annie's, Phase 2 is perhaps best-known for hosting nationally recognized artists on a frequent basis. Local, regional and nationally touring rock, pop and country artists perform regularly as well. The facility hosts numerous community and private events and has a full-service restaurant and banquet services. Poplar Forest: Thomas Jefferson's retreat home. Jefferson designed the octagonal house during his second term as president and sojourned here in his retirement to find rest and leisure and escape public life. Ongoing restoration and archaeology. Amazement Square: Central Virginia’s first multidisciplinary, hands-on children's museum. Fort Early: Named after GeneralJubal Anderson Early, whose Confederate troops defended the city against invasion by Union GeneralDavid Hunter. Lynchburg Museum: Through the doors of the Lynchburg Museum one can relive the city's past, rich with tales ofMonacantribes, early Quaker settlers, the reign of King Tobacco, the bloody struggle of the Civil War, the New South, and the drama of change in the 20th century. Old City Cemetery Museums & Arboretum: The most visited historic site in the City of Lynchburg. Established in 1806, the Old City Cemetery is Lynchburg's onlypublicburial ground and one of its oldest cemeteries. The Old Court House: The Hill City's most famous historic landmark built in 1855. Fashioned as a Greek temple high above the James River, it is now the home of Central Virginia's best collection of memorabilia, fine furnishings, costumes and industrial history. Point of Honor: The Federal-era mansion of Dr. George Cabell, Sr., friend and physician of the patriotPatrick Henry. Miller-Claytor House: Pre-19th century townhouse whereThomas Jeffersonallegedly proved to the owner of the house's garden that tomatoes were not poisonous by eating one of the fruit. Home was dismantled in 1936 and rebuilt at its Riverside Park location, where the garden was also restored. Peaks of Otter: Three mountain peaks in theBlue Ridge Mountains, overlooking the town ofBedford, Virginiaand in prominent view throughout most of Lynchburg. Crabtree Falls: The falls trails lead hikers along a rigorous loop of 5 miles (8 km) which offers stunning views of the five cascades of Crabtree Falls. The vertical drop totals over 1,500 feet (460 m)! Appomattox Courthouse: The site of theBattle of Appomattox Court House, where the surrender of theConfederate ArmyunderRobert E. LeetoUnioncommanderUlysses S. Granttook place on April 9, 1865, effectively ending theAmerican Civil War. National D-Day Memorial: Located inBedford, Virginia, it commemorates all those who served the United States during the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944 during World War II. The Blue Ridge Parkway: Americas most popular scenic drive is a short 30 minute drive from Lynchburg. James River Heritage Trail: Composed of two smaller trails, the Blackwater Creek Bikeway and RiverWalk. Lynchburg Music Scene: There is a flourishing music community in Lynchburg with nightly events and dozens of local musicians. Nature Zone: A division of Lynchburg Parks and Recreation, the Nature Zone provides educational programs which foster an awareness and appreciation for the natural world, including numerous educational animals like reptiles, snakes, and marsupials! For more information on Lynchburg attractions and tourism see the Lynchburg Convention and Visitor Bureaus' website athttp://www.discoverlynchburg.org/ Sports and recreation Lynchburg claims to be the 'Sports Capital of Virginia'[citation needed] and as such, is home to numerous sporting events and organizations including:Liberty University Athletics Lynchburg College Athletics Lynchburg Hillcats: A Class High-A professional baseball team in the Carolina League. They are affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds. Jamerson YMCA- 801 Wyndhurst Drive Downtown YMCA- 1315 Church Street Lynchburg Road Runners Club Randolph College Athletics Seven Hills Hash House Harriers: The purpose of 'hashing' is to promote physical fitness among its members, to get rid of hangovers, to persuade the older members that they are not as old as they feel, and to acquire a good thirst and satisfy it with beer. The '7h4' is one of thousands of chapters ofHash House Harrierslocated through-out the world. Virginia Ten Miler: 'One of the most challenging road races in the country.' Hiking areas include Crabtree Falls, Sharp Top, Candlers Mountain to Camp Hydaway, Flat Top, Appalachian Trail, Blackwater Creek Natural Area, Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area, Holliday Lake, Apple Orchard Trail, Otter Creek Trail The Southwest Virginia Outdoor And Social Club Lynchburg YMCA Swimming- Local swim club registered with YMCA swimming and Virginia swimming. This club was recently given the honor of a Bronze USA Swimming club for 2008. The club is one of the Top 200 in the nation, according to USA Swimming Neighborhoods The first neighborhoods of Lynchburg developed upon seven hills adjacent to the original ferry landing. These neighborhoods include:College Hill Daniel's Hill Diamond Hill Federal Hill Franklin Hill Garland Hill White Rock Hill Other major neighborhoods include Boonsboro, Rivermont, Fairview Heights, Fort Hill, Forest Hill (Old Forest Rd. Area), Timberlake, Windsor Hills, Sandusky, Linkhorne, and Wyndhurst. Notable residents Notable residents of Lynchburg include:Daniel Weissiger Adams(1820–1872), noted lawyer andConfederate Armyofficer Carl Anderson(1945–2004), singer and actor best known for portrayal ofJudas Iscariotin theBroadwayand film versions ofJesus Christ Superstar Donna Andrews, an American golfer who won six titles on the LPGA Tour between 1993 and 1998 Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor(May 19, 1879 – May 2, 1964) was the first woman to serve as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the British House of Commons. She spent most of her childhood in Lynchburg. Dylan Baker, actor (The Murder of Mary Phagan,Spider-Man 2) Dick Bartley, disk jockey.Host of two weekly national broadcasts and an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Greg Best,Olympicsilver medalist Ota Benga(c. 1884 – March 20, 1916),Congolesepygmywho was featured in an exhibit at theBronx Zooalongside anorangutan Leslie Bibb, American actress (Crossing Jordan,Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobbyand former fashion model Connie Britton, actress (Friday Night Lights,Spin City,24) Cornell Brown,professional football playerfor theBaltimore RavensSuper Bowl–winning team in 2000 Ruben Brown, professional football player Brad Butler, former professional football player for theBuffalo Bills Bill Chambers,NCAAmen's basketball record holder for theCollege of William & Mary Anthony Clark (actor), actor and comedian (Yes, Dear) Chris Cook, American football playerMinnesota Vikings Romeo Crennel, American football player and previous head coach of theCleveland Browns Desmond T. Doss, firstconscientious objectorto receive theMedal of Honor dc Talk,Grammy-awarding winningChristian rockband formed in the late 1980s byToby McKeehan,Kevin Max, andMichael Tait Jubal Early(1816–1894), died in Lynchburg, lawyer and Lt. Gen. of the Confederate Army Jerry Falwell(1933–2007), senior pastor ofThomas Road Baptist Churchand founder of the 'Moral Majority' Charles Browne Fleet(1843–1916), pharmacist and inventor of the laxative and ChapStick Douglas Southall Freeman(1886–1953), journalist andCivil Warhistorian Carter Glass, representative and Senator (Democratic Party) in the early 20th century, served as the U.S.Secretary of the TreasuryunderWoodrow Wilson Charles Haley(1964), the only player inNFLhistory to be on fiveSuper Bowl-winning teams Vic Hall, American football playerundrafted free agent Keith Hamilton, professional football player for theNew York Giants Earl Hamner(1923),Americantelevisionwriterandproducer, best known for his work inThe WaltonsandFalcon Crest Brandon Inge, professional baseball player for theDet
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