Albemarle County was formed in 1774 in Central Virginia approximately 110 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.; 70 miles west of Richmond. Its original land area included today's counties of Amherst, Buckingham, Fluvanna, and Nelson, much of Appomattox and part of Campbell. Albemarle County assumed its present boundaries in 1777. It was named in honor of William Ann Keppel, second Earl of Albemarle, who was then governor of the colony. The first county seat was located in Scottsville. In 1761, however, county government was moved to Charlottesville, which was established as a town in 1762 and established as a city on 1888.

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Albemarle County On Line
Information and links related to the County.
Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society
Information about membership and events.
Albemarle County Fire and Rescue
Includes volunteer information, training, fire prevention, photos, and links.
Albemarle County Genealogy
Albemarle County Genealogy. Resource page for tracking your ancestry.
Albemarle County Public Schools
Contains information on all the County's public schools.
Cedar Spring Inn and Spa
View and read about the amenities and join the mailing list.
The Daily Progress On-line
Albemarle's main newspaper. Abbreviated version, with links to local information sources.
First Colony Winery
Produces a range of red, white, blush, and dessert wines in Charlottesville. Includes product descriptions, an award list, events, pictures, and a company overview.
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