Lynchburg, Tennessee

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Lynchburg, Tennessee

Introduction to Lynchburg, Tennessee

Lynchburg, Tennessee, in Moore county, is 38 miles S of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and 65 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee. The town is home to some 5,740 residents.

Lynchburg History

Lynchburg is the county seat of Moore County. Moore County was founded in 1872. The Town of Lynchburg has only one traffic light. The area is famous for its Jack Daniels distillery, the oldest licensed distillery in the US.

Lynchburg and nearby Attractions

  • Alabama Constitution Village
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Burritt on the Mountain
  • Russell Cave National Monument
  • Monte Sano State Park
  • Tennessee Walking Horse Museum

Things To Do In Lynchburg

While in Lynchburg, one must visit the Jack Daniel’s Distillery, which is the most popular landmark in the town. Henry Horton State Park, Tims Ford State Park and the Old Stone Fort State Park provide amusement and recreation facilities to visitors and residents alike. The Huntsville Museum of Art, the Discovery Center at Murfree Springs and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center are all accessible from Lynchburg as well. The Music Festival is hosted by the city every August.

Lynchburg Transportation

Nashville International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Lynchburg Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Motlow State Community College, the University of Alabama Huntsville and David Lipscomb University.

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High Points

Lynchburg strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Tennessee):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Lynchburg Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Lynchburg Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Lynchburg, Tennessee

Comparing Lynchburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Tennessee (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 7 5
Racial Diversity 3 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Female Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 6 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 8
People in Middle Class or Better 5 8
Median Family Income 4 8
College Educated Adults 2 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 8
Public Transportation Use 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 6
Housing Recently Built 9 8
People Living Alone 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3

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Lynchburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles S of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee
County Moore
Standard Zip Codes 37352
Phone Area Codes 931
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.283
Longitude -86.374

Lynchburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 46 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 60 inches
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 56.3 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches
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Lynchburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,740 100%
Male 2,843 49.5%
Female 2,897 50.5%
Under 18 1,340 23.3%
18+ 4,400 76.7%
65+ 889 15.5%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 2.95
White 5,501 95.8%
African-American 156 2.7%
Asian 8 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.2%
Other 29 0.5%
Mixed Race 35 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 45 0.8%

Estimated Lynchburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,024
Growth 284
Growth % 4.9%

Lynchburg Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 39.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.5%
Irish 10.2%
German 8.6%
English 8.5%
Scottish 2.9%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Italian 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Norwegian 1.3%
European 1.2%
Dutch 1.1%
Polish 0.8%
British 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
French Canadian 0.3%
Icelander 0.2%
Estonian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lynchburg 5,740 $41,484
Estill Springs 2,152 $44,527
Fayetteville 6,994 $32,477
Normandy 141 $48,125
Petersburg 580 $40,714
Shelbyville 16,105 $36,465
Tullahoma 17,994 $39,797

Lynchburg Public Libraries

Moore County Public Library
Lynchburg, Tennessee
(931) 759-7285

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