Kate of Centsational Girl is hosting a “Favorite Things in My Town” party. I love where I live and thought that it would be fun to share some of the things that I like about living in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Lynchburg is a historic city chartered in 1786 along the banks of the James River. One of my favorite things about Lynchburg is the architecture. I never tire of admiring the many grand old homes in beautiful neighborhoods.
Thomas Jefferson’s vacation home, Poplar Forest, is a popular tourist destination. These photos are from a school field trip in fall of 2009.
Point of Honor, Dr. George Cabell’s plantation home along the James River, is another popular tourist spot. I see this grand old home every day on my drive home from work.
Lynchburg has worked hard to revitalize the downtown area. Many old warehouses along the river have been converted into stores and restaurants. One of our favorite restaurants is Waterstone, an excellent pizza pub with its own brewery. The upstairs features another restaurant, Shoemakers, appropriately named as the building is an old shoe factory. The rest of the building is the Craddock Terry Hotel.
I hope you enjoyed this small glimpse of my town!