Although John Lynch was operating a ferry here from 1757 (Lynch's Landing)it was not until 1784 that he petitioned the General Assembly for a town charter. This was granted in 1786.
The land on which the town was originally established lay in what had become Campbell County in 1781.
Back then the "town" comprised of a tobacco warehouse, a few stores, a Masonic Lodge and a church.
In 1805 Lynchburg was incorporated as a town.
As far as I know Lynchburg has never been part of Bedford County.
Do you have any maps of the area/Virginia ?
Hope this makes sense.
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