Welcome to Historic Rivermont Avenue

Welcome to the Rivermont Avenue Heritage Trust, the official website of the Friends of Rivermont Historical Society.

The Rivermont Avenue subdivision was planned as a residential suburb of Lynchburg in the early 1890s. The name “Rivermont” can be traced to the 1850s’ property of William Daniel, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Hannah Cabell. This original property stretched from near Point of Honor to the current Rivermont Avenue.

Our neighborhood traces its beginning to the opening of the Rivermont Bridge over Blackwater Creek in 1891. The Rivermont Bridge, considered in its day to be an engineering marvel, connected downtown Lynchburg with the Rivermont Avenue neighborhood. Unlike the rest of Lynchburg, which was laid out on a grid, the developers let the topographical curves dictate the route of Rivermont Avenue. Although our gently rolling hills and curves parallel the James River, Rivermont Avenue was carefully planned and was, in fact, one of the nation’s earliest planned communities. Requirements for building type, size, set back, and minimum cost were written into the deeds when lots were sold.


Upcoming Events

Neighborhood Cleanup

10 a.m. on August 19th, 2017 at Rivermont Avenue Baptist Church

Friends of Rivermont Heritage Series

Featuring Klawa Thresher, Master Gardner  |  The Gardens at Miller Claytor House
2pm - 4pm on Sunday August 27th.

Enjoy a brief presentation starting at 2:30pm with Q & A afterwards. Refreshements will be served as you view the house and gardens at your leisure.

Annual Meeting

March 2018 date to be announced.  If you would like to attend, email us at gsherayko@randolphcollege.edu

Contact Details

Friends of Rivermont Historical Society
P.O. Box 3562
Lynchburg, VA 24503

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Please Note:

Friends of Rivermont Inc. is the sole owner of this website and reserves the right to decide matters of content.

Our website was made possible, in great part, by generous grants from The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust.

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