Albemarle Co. Historical and Background Info
Historical and Background Items of Interest
The Hornbook of Virginia History
Albemarle County was named for William Anne Keppel, second earl of Albemarle
and governor of the Virginia colony from 1737 to 1754.
Parishes: Fredericksville (also Louisa Co), Saint Anne's, Tillotson
Virginia, A Guide to the Old Dominion
Charlottesville, the seat of Albemarle Co, is situated among the
red clay foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Rivanna River.
In 1762, the general assembly "established a town," which was named for
Queen Charlotte, wife of George III. Colonel Banastre Tarleton's
raid in 1781 destroyed all the court order books. Court records, dating
from 1748, escaped destruction.