Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lynchburg, TN

Shops along the town square in Lynchburg

Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is governed by a consolidated city-county government unit whose boundaries coincide with those of Moore County. Lynchburg is best known as the location of the Jack Daniel's distillery, whose famous whiskey is marketed world-wide as the product of a city with only one traffic light. Despite the operational distillery, Lynchburg's home county of Moore is a dry county. The population was 5,740 at the 2000 census.

Lynchburg is part of the Tullahoma, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area.


In 1988, Metropolitan Lynchburg Moore County was voted into law as the governing body of Moore County, including Lynchburg.

Business district of Lynchburg

Notable Residents

Notable current and former residents of Lynchburg include:

Davy Crockett (1786–1833), American frontiersman, who lived in what is now Lynchburg from 1811-1813.

Jack Daniel (1846–1911), founder of Jack Daniel Distillery.

Shirley Majors (1913–1981), patriarch of the Majors football family and former head coach at Sewanee: The University of the South from 1957-1977.

Johnny Majors (1935-), College Football Hall of Fame halfback at the University of Tennessee and head coach of the Iowa State Cyclones from 1968–1972, University of Pittsburgh Panthers 1973-76, 1993–96, and the Tennessee Volunteers 1977-1992.

Jimmy Bedford (1940–2009), sixth master distiller at Jack Daniel's.

Little Richard (1932-), American rock and roll artist, currently resides in Lynchburg.

Bill Dance (1940-), angler and host of "Bill Dance Outdoors," who resided in Lynchburg during the summers of his childhood and learned to fish in Lynchburg's Mulberry Creek.

External Links

The web site of Lynchburg, Tennessee

Lynchburg at the Open Directory Project

"Jimmy Bedford, Guardian of Jack Daniel’s, Dies at 69"

Source: Internet

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