Place:Albemarle, Virginia, United States

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NameAlbemarle
Alt namesAlbemarlesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.033°N 78.55°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1744 - )
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Albemarle County is a United States county located in the Piedmont region of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its county seat is Charlottesville, which is an independent city enclave entirely surrounded by the county. Albemarle County is part of the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Albemarle County was created in 1744 from the western portion of Goochland County, though portions of Albemarle were later carved out to create other counties. Albemarle County was named in honor of Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle. However, its most famous inhabitant was Thomas Jefferson, who built his estate home, Monticello, in the county.

As of the 2010 census, the population was 98,970. The population has more than tripled since the 1960 census.

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History

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At the time of European encounter, the inhabitants of the area that became Albemarle County were a Siouan-speaking tribe called the Saponi. In 1744, the Virginia General Assembly created Albemarle County from the western 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 the time. The large county was partitioned in 1761, forming Buckingham and Amherst counties, at which time the county seat was moved from the formerly central Scottsville to a piece of newly central land, christened Charlottesville.[1] In 1777, Albemarle County was divided and Fluvanna County established, finalizing the boundaries of modern Albemarle County.

Albemarle County is well known for its association with President and Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, who was born in the County at Shadwell, though it was then part of Goochland County. However, his home of Monticello is located in the County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1744 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1744 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1744 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1744 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1780 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1970 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 12,585
1800 16,439
1810 18,268
1820 19,750
1830 22,618
1840 22,924
1850 25,800
1860 26,625
1870 27,544
1880 32,618
1890 32,379
1900 28,473
1910 29,871
1920 26,005
1930 26,981
1940 24,652
1950 26,662
1960 30,969
1970 37,780
1980 55,783
1990 68,040

Note: Charlottesville city, formed from Albemarle County.

Research Tips

GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH AT THE ALBEMARLE COUNTY COURT HOUSE Excellent summary of records available at County Courthouse.


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