Lynchburg, California

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Lynchburg is a former settlement in Butte County, California, United States. It was located 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of Oroville.[1] Lynchburg was founded in 1848 by and named for George H. Lynch, a local storeowner.[1][2] Once a lively place, Lynchburg began to wither by the mid-1850s.[2]


  1. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 288. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  2. ^ a b Miller, Donald C. (1978). Ghost Towns of California. Boulder, Colorado: Pruett Publishing Company. p. 112. ISBN 0871085178.