The land on which Point of Honor stands was once part of a much larger tract which witnessed the passage of time from Indian campsites located along its ridges to the modern community of Lynchburg. The following is a brief account of the significant events and personages associated with this historic site.
The land was once wilderness, stretching endlessly through the hills and hollows below the Blue Ridge. Native Americans, including Monacan Indians, came here to fish and hunt, leaving only a few stone fragments in the soil. Attacks from other tribes combined with diseases from European settlers greatly diminished the Monacans. Some moved into what is now Amherst County while others moved northwest along the James River.