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] Wooden buildings were erected in the area and the population grew.[3] Lynchburg emerged as a competitor of Ophir City, and by 1855 had outgrown its rival settlement.[3] 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.
  3. ^ a b Harry Laurenz Wells; Frank T. Gilbert; W. L. Chambers (1 January 1973). Reproduction of Wells' and Chambers' History of Butte County, California, 1882, and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers. Howell-North Books. p. 238.