The Hill City has an unusually large number of Virginia historical highway markers—those familiar silver-and-black signs on posts, installed near busy streets and on many highways. Each tells a story in 50 to 100 words about a person, place, or event significant to Lynchburg’s history. The markers assembled in this brochure can be divided into categories of interest: Sports, Civil War History, Arts and Entertainment, General Lynchburg History, African American History, and Women. Some subjects fit comfortably into more than one category. Have fun as you explore our city and learn more about the citizens and special places that have helped make Lynchburg the vibrant city it is today.