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Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Charlottesville is approximately 40,512 (1990), 43475 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 16,785 (1990), 17778 (2010).
The amount of land area in Charlottesville is 26.574 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Charlottesville is 10.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Charlottesville to Washington DC is 102 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 67 miles. (as the crow flies)
Charlottesville is positioned 38.03 degrees north of the equator and 78.48 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Charlottesville elevation is 400-600 feet above sea level.
Charlottesville median income is $ 24,190 (1990).
Charlottesville average annual rainfall is 44.34 inches per year
Charlottesville average temperature is 56.9 degrees F.


70 miles west of Richmond, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlottesville is an independent city, not associated with any county, though it is in the Albemarle County area.
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History & History Related Items

Charlottesville was named after the wife of King George III of England, Princess Charlotte. Peter Jefferson, the father of Thomas Jefferson, came here in 1737. Charlottesville became the county seat in 1761, but was not incorporated as a city until 1888. The home of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, overlooks the town of Charlottesville. It has gradually increased in size with the last annexation coming in 1968.

Charlottesville/Albemarle County history page
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The incorporation of Charlottesville



Monticello - the home of President Thomas Jefferson.
P.O. Box 217
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 984-9800
Fax: (434) 977-6140
This estate is about two miles southeast of Charlottesville. It was begun in 1769, when Jefferson was only 26 years old. It is full of many Jefferson inventions and innovations. His closets had moving prongs to hold his clothing. He was into space saving and it shows in his disappearing bed, which tucked into an alcove and in the fact that his staircases were all narrow. He designed a Great clock for his entrance hall with weights and chains. He ran out of room for Saturday so he made a hole in the floor and sent Saturday to the basement!

Ash Lawn-Highland
1000 James Monroe Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 293-9539
Fax: (434) 293-8000
Restored home of James Monroe, the 5th president of the United States and close friend of Thomas Jefferson. James Monroe's 550- acre estate recreates the atmosphere of a working farm, with strutting peacocks, spinning and weaving demonstrations, nineteenth century cooking demonstrations and tours of the house and gardens.

Virginia Film Festival
UVA Drama Department
109 Culbreth Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone (434) 982-5277
Phone: (434) 977-1783

Things to see and do in the Charlottesville area

Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, third U.S. President, author and founder of the University of Virginia, overlooks Charlottesville. Jefferson, not only one of our early Presidents, was a man of varied talents. He was an inventor and also loved new and unique things, such as a swivel chair and a revolving bookstand which held more than one book. He was industrious and rose with the sun every morning. He said, "No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing."
He believed in integrity also saying, "Follow truth wherever it may lead." He was 6 feet 2 inches tall, thin with long limbs and hands. Jefferson is buried here at Monticello. His obelisk-shaped marker is inscribed, per his instructions: "Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom and Father of the University of Virginia."
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Charlottesville City Government

City of Charlottesville

City Manager
P.O. Box 911
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Charlottesville Chamber

Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 1564
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 295-3141
Fax: (434) 295-3144

Charlottesville Organizations

Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 1564
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 295-3141
Fax: (434) 295-3144

Charlottesville Schools

Charlottesville City Schools
1562 Dairy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: (434) 245-2400


Averett University
420 West Main Street
Danville, Virginia 24541
Toll-free: 800-Averett

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC)
501 College Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 977-3900
V/TTY: 434-977-4265

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Information: 434 924-0311 Charlottesville


Charlottesville and Albemarle's area code changed from 804 to 434 on June 1, 2001.

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