Charlottesville Information

charlottesvilleCharlottesville is located in the center of the Commonwealth of Virginia along the Rivanna River, a tributary of the James, just west of the Southwest Mountains which parallel the Blue Ridge about 20 miles to the West. It was formed by charter in 1762 along a trade route called Three Notched Road (present day US 250) which led from Richmond to the Great Valley. It was named for Queen Charlotte the queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom.

During the American Revolutionary War, the Convention Army was imprisoned in Charlottesville between 1779 and 1781 [1] at the Albemarle Barracks. On June 4, 1781, Jack Jouett warned the Virginia Legislature meeting at Monticello of an intended raid by Banastre Tarleton, allowing a narrow escape.

Unlike much of Virginia, Charlottesville was spared the brunt of the American Civil War. The only battle to take place in Charlottesville was the Skirmish at Rio Hill, in which George Armstrong Custer was repulsed by local Confederate militia. The city was later surrendered by the Mayor and others to spare the town from being burnt. The Charlottesville Factory, circa 1820/30, was accidentally burnt during General Sheridan’s raid through the Shenandoah valley in 1865. This factory was sized by the confederacy and used to manufacture woolen soldiers wear. The mill ignited when coals were taken by union troops to burn a near-by railroad bridge. The factory was rebuilt immediately after and known then on as the Woolen Mills until its liquidation in 1962.[citation needed]

The first Black church in Charlottesville was established in 1864. Previously, it was illegal for African-Americans to have their own churches, though they could worship in white churches. A current predominately African-American church can trace its lineage to that first church. [2]

Charlottesville is the home of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory headquarters, the Leander McCormick Observatory and the CFA Institute. It is served by two area hospitals, the Martha Jefferson Hospital founded in 1903, and the UVa Hospital.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.3 square miles (26.6 km²), all of it land.[

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