Campbell County History
Campbell County was established in 1782 from Bedford County.
The county was named for Revolutionary War hero, General William Campbell, who is known for the 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain.
Altavista - Brookneal
Concord * Long Island * Lynch Station * Rustburg * Timberlake * Gladys * Evington * Castle Craig * Kingston
[We are including the independent city of Lynchburg's data on this site.]
Lynchburg is an independent city located in central Virginia, near the cities of Roanoke, Danville, and Charlottesville. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city is situated approximately 180 miles southwest of the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. Incorporated as a town in 1805 and as a city in 1852, Lynchburg got its name from its founder, John Lynch, who was granted a charter in 1786 by the Virginia General Assembly for a town on 45 acres of his own land. The 19th century saw prosperity for Lynchburg, a center of manufacturing and commerce whose principal industry was tobacco.