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County Information

In 1744, the Virginia General Assembly created Albemarle County by taking the northern portion of Goochland County.  The county was named in honor of Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle and titular Governor of Virginia at this time.  The large county was divided in 1761, forming Buckingham and Amherst counties, at which time the county seat was moved from the formerly centrally located Scottsville to a piece of newly central land, Charlottesville.

President Thomas Jefferson was born in the county at Shadwell, though it was a part of Goochland County at that time.  His home of Monticello is located in the county.

2009 Population: 88,726 | Area: 723 Sq Miles | County Seat: Charlottesville

National Protected Area
Shenandoah National Park

Beaver Creek Lake -- Chris Greene Lake -- Charlotte Y Humphris Park
Darden Towe -- Dorrier Park -- Ivy Creek Natural Area -- Mint Springs Valley Park
Ragged Mountain Natural Area -- Simpson Park -- Totier Creek
Walnut Creek Park

Towns & Unincorporated Towns
Scottsville - Barboursville - Crozet - Earlysville -- Free Union - Ivy - Keene - Keswick

Notable Residents
Chilton Allan - David Bailey - Mary Chapin Carpenter - Dabney Smith Carr
Christopher Henderson Clark - Edward Coles - Greensville Dowell -
James T Farley - James Walker Gons - John Grisham - John Harvie -
Samuel Hopkins - Thomas Jefferson -  Walter Leake - Meriweather Lewis -
Howie Long - Joseph Martin - Dave Matthews -
James Monroe -
Sissy Spacek - Bebe Williams - William Wirt

Online Data


Church Histories / Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

Website Updates:
Nov 2014:
Giles and Nicholas Obits

Sept 2014
Moon Bio, Dunn Bio, Jones, Redwood, Sheilds Bios

May 2014
Buist Bio

Apr 2014
Early Bio

Jan 2014
1883 Pensioners

Sept 2013
Goodyear and Buffum Obits
Post Offices in 1850

June 2013
Childs obit

Feb 2013
James Thomas Obituary
Henry Ninme Obituary
Melvina Terrell Obitruary
Margret Randolph Obituary

Albemarle County Courthouse
Court Square
401 East Jefferson Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5110
Phone: (434) 972 4083
(434) 973 4085
Fax: (434) 293 0298


Surrounding Counties
Augusta Co VA - Buckingham Co VA - Fluvanna Co VA -
Greene Co VA - Louisa Co VA
Nelson Co VA - Orange Co VARockingham Co VA

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