Point of Beginning

Point of Beginning (HMVAK)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.9', W 79° 8.532'

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In October, 1786, the General Assembly approved that 45 acres of land belonging to John Lynch be laid off in half-acre lots to establish a town by the name of Lynchburg. The original trustees Charles Brooks, Jesse Burton, John Callaway, John Clarke, Adam Clement, Achilles Douglas, Charles Lynch, William Martin, Micajah Moorman, Joseph Stratton, designated a spot near here as the beginning point for all surveys.
Year Placed1986
Placed ByThe Lynchburg Committee, National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, for the city's bicentennial, October 16, 1986
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 11:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 664404 N 4142531
Decimal Degrees37.41500000, -79.14220000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.9', W 79° 8.532'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 54.00" N, 79° 8' 31.92" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 9th St, Lynchburg VA 24504, US
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