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Albemarle 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

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

Albemarle County Data


Church Histories / Records

Death Records

County History

Miscellaneous Data

Website Updates:
June 2016;  marriage announcement for WOODARD
Mar 2016:  obit for BARCLAY
Nov 2015:  obit for HAY
July 2015: bio for McBRYDE, MAUPIN, MINOR; Burials in Maplewood Cemetery; HARRISON – CLARKSON Family records; obit for BROCKENBROUGH, BARBOUR, DYKES, LAYNE, NICHOLAS.  Marr iage Announcements for MASON-TAYLOR, SELDEN-GRAY



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


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