Lynchburg is named for John Lynch, who started a ferry service at a ford across the James River to carry traffic to New London.
Independent City Created: 1852
Courthouse – Lynchburg
Location: 900 Court Street / 9th Street
Style: Modern Art Deco
Description: The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick, concrete and stone structure. The building is located on Court Hill and descends the east slope. The west front has a high rectangular section with recessed entrance on the second story and polished stone with statue of Justice. The north and south wings are lower. The roof line is flat.
Old Courthouse – Lynchburg
Location: 901 Court Street / 9th Street
Built: 1851 – 1855
Style: Greek Revival
Architect: William Ellison
Contractor: Andrew Ellison
Description: The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick stucco-over brick and stone structure. The building is located at the summit of Court Hill. The east front has a large porch with four large columns easing to a pediment. On the roof is a large green colored dome with small open cupola at the top. The foundation is granite ashlar. The building was renovated. The architect was CJMW Architecture and the contractor was Jamerson-Lewis Construction.The building now houses the Lynchburg Museum.
Juvenile Courthouse – Lynchburg
Location: 909 Court Street / 10th Street
Built: 2007 – 2009
Architect: DMJM Design / Craddock-Cunningham Architectural Partners
Contractor: Jamerson-Lewis Construction
Description: The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on Court Hill. The building is comprised of a structural steel frame with a composite concrete slab on a metal deck floor system with a concrete spread footing foundation. The east front has a high porch with four white colored columns rising to an extended canopy. The central entrance is recessed with glass panel walls rising above. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courthouse.
N – Bedford County
E – Amherst County
S – Campbell County
W – Bedford County
Photos taken 2013