New 26 Page Booklet! Early days in the City of Lynchburg, and Campbell County,Virginia, -- which encompasses the present and/or past communities of Altavista, Brookneal, Campbell Courthouse, Concord, Evington, Gladys, Leesville, Long Island, Lynch Station, Lynchburg, Naruna, New London, Rustburg -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this booklet, comprised of excerpts from three rare vintage books: Historical Collections of Virginia by Henry Howe (1845); New Roads in Old Virginia by Agnes Rothery (1929); and Virginia, a Guide to the Old Dominion, a WPA Writer's Program publication (1940). The spiral-bound booklet is printed single-sided, with the print enlarged to fit the 8 1/2 x 11" 60# paper. The front cover is a parchtex card stock printed in three colors and protected with a vinyl sheet. The Howe history takes an 1845 look at the area, while the WPA book, offers a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes and sightseeing possibilities. Rothery's contribution shows a depth of knowledge, an understanding of the character of the people, and a love of Virginia. Among the many subjects discussed are: Physical Features of the area; Early Landowners and Settlers, including a 15-year-old Run-away; the Lynch Family; The Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church; Tobacco as Currency; the Advantage of "Sweet-scented" Parishes; Establishment of other churches; Transportation; Schools; The Progressive "Lynchburg Water Works" built 1828-9; Census of Lynchburg in 1840; Origination of the term "Lynch Law"; New London's old courthouse; Patrick Henry's Courtroom Manner; Poplar Forest, once residence of Thomas Jefferson; Jefferson's "Notes on Virginia"; Some observations on slavery and its aftermath; Colonel Augustine Leftwich and other Tobacco notables; a 1940s street map of Lynchburg and points of interest; other bits of history and trivia. Illustrations include the Old Court House at New London, a full-page view of Lynchburg and others.
Campbell County, VA
Sources: Historical Collections of Virginia / History of Campbell County and the City of Lynchburg
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1845
Original Publisher: Durrie and Peck and J.W. Barber
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