Lynchburg, VA Real Estate News

By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
Open House August 30-1-3 p.m. 201 Blumont Dr. $219,900                                3BR*2.5 BA Main photo                                 Back view/deck                                                    14x10 Deck                                                  Shed                                                    Patio                                                  Garden space                                                  28x17 Den                                            19x14 Living Room                                                MBR                                                               MBA                 VIRTUAL TOUR ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL A HOME IN THE LYNCHBURG OR ...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
 History of Lynchburg Part 7-Battle of Lynchburg during the Civil War Here are the first 6 parts of this series PART 1   PART 2     PART 3    PART 4     PART 5  PART 6 Lynchburg, Virginia, is located just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the banks of the James River, where its founder, John Lynch, established a ferry service in 1757. On the eve of the American Civil War (1861–1865), Lynchburg was Virginia's sixth-largest city and a major transportation center, with access to the James River and Kanawha Canal, as well as the Virginia and Tennessee, the Southside, and the Orange and Alexandria railroads. During the war, Lynchburg women established the Ladies' Relief Hospital, and the Confederate military made the city a major hub of supplies and transport, which Union troops attempted ...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
 History of Lynchburg Part 6-Federal Hill-History of a Neighborhood "Lynchburg is growing more rapidly than any town I have ever known in any country." So Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1817. He might have added that much of that growth was occurring on a certain hill just to the southwest of the original town limits. In fact, Federal Hill, as it soon came to be called, was Lynchburg's first residential suburb. Two annexations, one in 1814, just prior to Jefferson's observation, the second following in 1819, brought Federal Hill within the town's jurisdiction. The wording of deeds transferring property from the town's founder, John Lynch, to others indicates that annexation of the area had always been intended. Lots had been surveyed "in conformity with the plan of the said town of Lynchburg...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
The Seven Hills of Lynchburg College Hill, Garland Hill, Daniel's Hill, Federal Hill, Diamond Hill, White Rock Hill, and Franklin Hill were the original "Seven Hills" of the City of Lynchburg. Lynchburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2006 census, the city had a total population of 67,720, but is at about 70,000 residents as of 2007. 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" Lynchburg, Virginia is nicknamed the Hill City due to its piedmont location proximate to the Blue Ridge Mountains bordering the Shenandoah Valley. "The Hill City" and sometimes described as "A City Unto Itself" because it is not located within any county limits, but a city in the ...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
 History of Lynchburg-Part 3 Hello Everybody-I hope you are enjoying this series of the history of Lynchburg as much I am doing it. Lynchburg is definitely a HISTORY BUFF"S DREAM. If you missed the first 2 parts here are the links BELOW Lynchburg HISTORY Part 1    Lynchburg HISTORY Part 2   The 1850's also saw the arrival of telegraph service to Richmond, along with a gas works for lighting, and a sewer system. More importantly, Lynchburg achieved full status as a city on August 27, 1852. In 1854, the South Side railroad began operation with the arrival of the first train from Petersburg at the Island depot. Lynchburg would see its third railroad, the Orange and Alexandria (a northern route), in a few more years. In the summer of 1855, Lynchburg served as a refuge from the yellow-fever-...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
This is part #2 of the series of "THE HISTORY OF LYNCHBURG" Lynchburg is indeed rich in history and I will try and capture some of the best of it in this series. If you missed Part 1, here is the link. HISTORY OF LYNCHBURG PT 1 THE HISTORY OF LYNCHBURG PART 2 In the late 1820's, the town accomplished a major engineering feat with the construction of a water works system which drew its supply from the river below. Plagued by continual problems with a spring and well-based water supply, a reservoir was constructed (at the corner of 7th and Clay St.) along with wooden pipes and a pump house at the river (near the base of 7th). In 1830 at the height of the Lynchburg tobacco trade, over 50 tons of the regions cash crop were processed a year. As a result, Lynchburg became one of the wealthies...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
THE HISTORY OF LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA-AN OVERVIEW In the mid-1750's, the colonial village of New London in Central Virginia was an important trading center, however, it was difficult to reach from northern towns (such as Charlottesville) due to the necessity of fording the Fluvanna (now James) River, which passed twelve miles north of the village. John Lynch, son of land-owner Charles Lynch and Quaker Sarah Clark Lynch, decided to remedy this problem, and in 1757, established a ferry service on the James a few hundred yards upstream from the ford, on property owned by his father. The ferry service remained profitable for many years, and by the end of the American Revolution, the village at Lynch's Ferry had itself become an important center of trade. Lynch saw the possibilities of establish...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
EAT A DAIRY QUEEN BLIZZARD AUGUST 13   Indulging your sweet tooth can be a rewarding experience. On Thursday, Aug. 13, your personal indulgence can become a treat for your whole community. Proceeds from every Blizzard purchased at a participating Dairy Queen store will help children at your local Children's Miracle Network hospital. Visit miracletreatday.com to find a participating DQ location near you. You also can make an online donation directly to Children's Miracle Network or promise to buy a blizzard for a friend. When you submit your promise online, a floating balloon will be added to the Miracle Treats Day Web site.    
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
Built in 1923 and located on historic Rivermont Avenue this Bed and Breakfast eclectically furnished with family antiques, offer a step back in time to relax and unwind. Bedrooms offer twin, full or king bed with private bath. Robes, slippers, clock radio, iron, hairdryer and in room drinks and snacks help make your stay comfortable. On arrival refreshments and tea/coffee available at other times. Rocking chairs on the back porch with beautiful view overlooking patio and water garden offers a quiet relaxing down time or feel free to stroll the grounds or walk on the avenue and enjoy nearby shops, bookstores. Conveniently located near colleges, shopping, restaurants, antique shops, golf and churches. Serving:  Continental Breakfast Amenities: Refrigerator, Microwave Telephone: Phone:(434...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
Inklings Bookshop was established in 1995 in downtown Lynchburg, with a vision to promote "the good, the true, and the beautiful," with a special concern for fostering good reading from a Christian world-view. The bookshop offers a wide variety of new, used, and rare books, with an emphasis on religion, philosophy, literature, children's books and classical education. There are also strong sections of local and Civil War history, plus a wide variety of books in many areas of interest. They  are happy to order for you any book that is in print, and can assist you in out-of-print searches as well.  The Inklings is the name given to a group of men, friends of C. S. Lewis, who met together in Oxford, England to read and discuss one another's literary creations. These meetings usually occurr...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
This unique gift store was built around traditional themes and a cozy home-like environment. Over the years, Country Clutter broadened their merchandise mix into fashion accessories. Customers will appreciate the broad and eclectic shopping experience finding categories such as: bath, body and spa, Country Clutter is the ONLY Specialty Retail Franchise to offer branded gifts, collectibles, fashion jewelry, handbags, accessories and home decor in the styles and trends customers are looking for.   A great selection of brands your customers will know and appreciate. Brands such as Yankee Candle, Vera Bradley, Demdaco, Webkinz, Tyler Candle, Boyds Bears, Jim Shore and Enesco. A gift, home decor or fashion item that caters to a broad customer base. Below is a display of the inside of the st...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
Located on Lynchburg's Historic Riverfront, the Depot Grille features fresh fish and great steaks along with a wonderful selection of seafood and pasta dishes. From crab legs to buffalo burgers, there is something on the menu for everyone.  Fresh steamed vegetables and a wide selection of side dishes enhance entrees, sandwiches and lite bites. Daily specials compliment the menu ranging from liver and onions through duck, lamb and pork with fresh interesting soups always available. The well-rounded menu of superbly cooked dishes is a treat for a family night out or impressing business clients. The railroad antiques and the charm of the old N&W Depot building make the perfect setting for a smoke free dining experience The N&W Room A small private dining room within the Depot Grille decor...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
Bob Evans Farms got its start when founder, Bob Evans, began making sausage on his southeastern Ohio farm to serve at a 12-stool diner he owned in nearby Gallipolis in 1948. They served a lot of breakfasts, but they couldn't get any decent sausage," Bob recalled. "So he decided to start making my own from hogs raised right on their farm, using all the best parts of the hog, including the hams and tenderloins." The restaurant drew many truck drivers who traveled through the region. "You might say the truck drivers did my research for me," Bob said. "They would tell me that this was the best sausage they ever had, and then buy 10-pound tubs to take home." These good reports prompted Bob Evans to go into the sausage business. The building where he made the sausage was built with open ends...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
A little History of the Old City Cemetery Lynchburg Va The 26-acre site is an arboretum of 19th-century trees, shrubs, and flowers. Of particular fame are the hundreds of antique roses which reach their peak of bloom in mid-May. The Old City Cemetery, established in 1806, is one of the oldest public cemeteries in the United States that has been in continuous use since its founding. More than 20,000 people are buried here—most before 1925—including political, religious, social, and cultural leaders, the city’s indigent and “strangers,” veterans of every major American war and conflict, and over 2,200 Confederate soldiers from 14 states. Three quarters of those buried here are African and Native American, both free and enslaved. More than one-third are infants and young children. The Sout...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
If you are looking for antiques, Estate Specialists Inc. has three convenient locations. 100,000 square feet in three buildings in Historic, Downtown/Riverfront Lynchburg, VA. Open Monday through Saturday 9a.m.-5p.m. 1228 Commerce Street Lynchburg, VA 24504 434-845-1972 1225 Commerce Street Lynchburg, VA 24504 434-455-0200 1300 Main Street Lynchburg, VA 24504 434-845-0555       Estate Specialists Inc. was established in 1978 as a tag sale conductor and estate liquidator. In 1987, their first retail store was opened in Historic/Downtown, Riverfront Lynchburg, Virginia, in a small church building which had been greatly remodeled and had served for many years as the C&P Telephone Company office. Their many years of experience have enabled them to conduct well-handled and efficiently manage...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
Basket Case located in Lynchburg Va is a upscale gift shop with customized-designed baskets for any and all occasions. In 1990, Basket Case began as a home-based business. However, due to growth of Basket Case and the necessary inventory, a storefront was realized in 1993. Continued growth of Basket Case made it necessary to move again to their current facility in June, 1998.                                      BASKET CASE has a wide variety of different baskets  which include the following TYPES:    SPECIAL OCCASIONS ANNIVERSARY, BEREAVEMENT, BIRTHDAY, COLLEGE CARE, FRUIT BASKETS, GET WELL, NEW BABY, PAMPER ME, THANK YOU, WEDDING GIFT AND GOURMET BATH & BODY, CHOCOLATE, CORPORATE GIFTS, EAT YOUR PEAS GIFT BOOKS. GOURMET, VIRGINIA PROD.   SAMPLES OF THESE INCLUDE: ANNIVERSARY-EVENING O...
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
Tough Like a Bull When I have to Be!   Charging Forward to Sell Your Home with Cutting Edge Tools! Fences? Gates in my way? Not a problem. Over 25 years of charging through the difficulties in the Lynchburg, VA area to sell your home or find one that fits your family. Call me Norma Brandsberg to find an agent determined to put you first! 540-586-9496
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
Wyndhurst prides itself on being a close-knit community. Wyndhurst offers not only plenty of unique shopping venues like  but also friendly, convenient neighborhoods. Nestled in Historic Lynchburg, Wyndhurst is a new community with an old-fashioned feel. Wyndhurst was designed around the idea of a time when life was simpler, when people knew their neighbors. Here, their vision of community comes to life, with well-built neighborhoods, unique, eclectic shops and restaurants and an emphasis on health. Unlike so many new developments these days, Wyndhurst is designed around people instead of the automobile. Shopping, eating, exercising, and community options are all within walking distance. As a traditional development, Wyndhurst is designed to function like an older neighborhood, where fr...
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
One of my favorite places to laze away a weekend afternoon is Peaks of Otter. Stoll down one of the many trails, eat in the restaurant with the fabulous views of the lake and mountain, go fishing, or just sit and relax. For your own little piece of Heaven, call me 540-586-9496. Cutting edge Real Estate marketing using videos and the Internet with Norma Brandsberg www.normasells.com or call 540-586-9496(Taken with my new Vado HD camera)
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
Yesterday I wrote a post about the history of the Garland Hill Historic District. Garland Hill  which goes into the rich history of this area. If you read it these next posts featuring some of these homes it will add more meaning to them. Va has a lot of rich history and this is some of it that is close by.   400 Madison Street "The Watkins House" The exterior is Queeen Anne while the interior is of many different styles. The home was recently renovated to its original grandeur. The house was built in 1898 by architect E.G. Frye for George Watkins, president of the Lynchburg Plow Company, later the Lynchburg Foundry Company. The Watkins family wanted a more elaborate house than its next door neighbor at 412 Madison Street, thus the economical frame construction outside and the more elab...
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