- Albemarle County, Virginia
Infobox U.S. County
county = Albemarle County
state = Virginia
map size = 200
founded = 1744
seat = Charlottesville | area_total_sq_mi =726
area percentage = 0.49%
census yr = 2005
pop = 92035
web = www.albemarle.org
In 1744, the
Virginia General Assemblycreated Albemarle County by taking the northern portion of Goochland County. [ Citation
title=An Index to Roads Shown in the Albemarle County Surveyors Books 1744-1853
publisher=Virginia Highway & Transportation Research Council
url = http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/76-r45.pdf
accessdate = 2008-10-11 ] The county was named in honor of
Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarleand titular Governor of Virginia at the time.cite news |first=Ace |last=Atkins |title=A county by any other name? |work=C-Ville Weekly |publisher=Portico Publications |date=2007-03-27 |accessdate=2008-10-11 |quote= |url=http://www.c-ville.com/index.php?cat=121304064644348&z_Issue_ID=11042203071932370&ShowArchiveArticle_ID=11042303074210078&Year=2007] The large county was divided in 1761, forming Buckingham and Amherst counties, at which time the county seat was moved from the formerly-central Scottsvilleto a piece of newly-central land, christened Charlottesville.
Thomas Jeffersonwas born in the county at Shadwell, though it was then part of Goochland County.Henry Stephens Randall, "The Life of Thomas Jefferson"] His home of Monticellois located in the county, however. [cite web |url=http://www.virginia.org/site/Cities.asp?locality=Albemarle |title=Albemarle County |accessdate=2008-10-11 |publisher=Commonwealth of Virginia |quote=Albemarle County is widely recognized as rich in history and beauty. Among its historic attractions are Monticello, home to President Thomas Jefferson...]
Albemarle is governed by a six-member Board of Supervisor. The long-conservative body's key political issue is growth; its composition recently shifted, with the 2007 election of Ann Mallek, from a 3-3 split on issue to a 4-2 majority for growth opponents. [cite news
title = Purple haze: Albemarle tilts blue-- and red... and purple?
url = http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/11/15/NEWS-election-C.rtf.aspx
The Hook (newspaper)
location = Charlottesville
date = 2007-11-15
accessdate = 2008-02-26
author = Barnes, Lindsay]
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 726
square miles (1,881 km²), of which, 723 square miles (1,872 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (9 km²) of it (0.49%) is water. [cite web |url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/51/51003.html |publisher=United States Census Bureau |title=Albemarle County, Virginia |accessdate=2008-10-11]
Greene County, Virginia(north)
Orange County, Virginia(northeast)
Louisa County, Virginia(east)
Fluvanna County, Virginia(southeast)
Buckingham County, Virginia(south)
Nelson County, Virginia(southwest)
Augusta County, Virginia(west)
Rockingham County, Virginia(northwest)
:In addition, the city of Charlottesville is
enclaved within Albemarle County. Under Virginia law in effect since 1871, all municipalities in the state incorporated as cities are legally and politically independent of any county.fact
List of counties in Virginia
National protected area
Shenandoah National Park(part)
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 79,236 people, 31,876 households, and 21,070 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 110 people per square mile (42/km²). There were 33,720 housing units at an average density of 47 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 85.16% White, 9.65% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.86% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 2.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 31,876 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.90% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $50,749, and the median income for a family was $63,407. Males had a median income of $39,622 versus $30,645 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $28,852. About 4.20% of families and 6.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.50% of those under age 18 and 4.70% of those age 65 or over.
The only town in Albemarle County is Scottsville, the original county seat. There are other points in the county colloquially identified as towns, but they are unincorporated, and have no legal status as such. Those include Barboursville, Crozet, Earlysville, Free Union, Ivy, Keene and Keswick, among many smaller hamlets.
Chilton Allan, (1786-1858), born in Albemarle County, United States Congressmanfrom Kentuckycite book | title = Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896 | publisher = Marquis Who's Who | location = Chicago | date = 1963]
David M. Bailey, Singer-songwriter
Dabney Smith Carr, (1802-1854), born in Albemarle County, founder of newspaper"Baltimore Republican and Commercial Advertiser", United States minister to Turkey
Christopher Henderson Clark, (1767-1828), United States Congressmanfrom Virginia
Edward Coles(1786-1868), born in Albemarle County, Governor of Illinois
*Greensville Dowell, (1822-1876), born in Albemarle County, noted physician, professor, and author
James T. Farley, (1829-1886), born in Albemarle County, United States Senatorfrom California
*James Walker Gons, (1812-1870), born in Albemarle County,
Baptistchurch clergyman, later converting to Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), editor and publisher of church's "Christian Intelligencer", educator.
John Harvie, (1742-1807), born in Albemarle County, member of the Continental Congressand mayor of Richmond, Virginiafrom 1785 to 1786.
*Samuel Hopkins, (1753-1819), born in Albemarle County,
United States Armyofficer and United States Congressman from Kentucky
Jack Jouett, (1754-1822), born in Albemarle County, known as the " Paul Revereof the South", influential in organizing Kentucky as a separate state, Virginia and Kentucky state legislator.
Walter Leake, (1769?-1825), born in Albemarle County, was a United States Senatorfrom Mississippi and later governor of that state.
Meriwether Lewis, (1774-1809), born in Albemarle County, explorer, governor of Louisiana, and one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
* Joseph Martin, Revolutionary War general, Indian fighter.
*James Monroe, (1799-1870), born in Albemarle County,
United States Congressmanfrom New York.
Sissy Spacek, actress
Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States & former governor of Virginia
Howie Long, former NFLplayer with the Oakland Raiders
Dave Matthews, of the Dave Matthews Band
John Grisham, author
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Singer-songwriter
Bebe Williams, Xeric AwardCartoonist/Artist Art Comics Daily
* [http://www.albemarle.org/ Albemarle County]
* [http://www.healthylivingdirectory.com/ The Healthy Living Directory]
* [http://troybowie.tripod.com/wx.htm Local Weather]
* [http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/ Charlottesville Tomorrow - An organization that covers growth and development in Albemarle]
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