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(shär`lətsvĭl), city (1990 pop. 40,341), seat of Albemarle co., central Va., on the Rivanna River, in a Piedmont farm region known for its apples; founded 1762, chartered as a city 1888. Electronic and computer equipment are made there and the Univ. of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson, is located in the city (see Virginia, Univ. ofVirginia, University of,
mainly at Charlottesville; state supported; coeducational; chartered 1819, opened 1825 with Thomas Jefferson as its rector. Jefferson also planned the organization and curriculum and designed its first buildings.
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). British Gen. John Burgoyne's captured army was quartered nearby in 1779–80, and in 1781 Sir Banastre Tarleton raided the city. Nearby are MonticelloMonticello
[Ital.,=little mountain], estate, 640 acres (259 hectares), central Va., near Charlottesville; home of Thomas Jefferson for 56 years. The mansion, which he designed, was begun in 1770 on property inherited from his father.
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, home of Thomas Jefferson; Highland (later renamed Ash Lawn), the plantation of James Monroe; the birthplaces of Meriwether Lewis and George Rogers Clark; and Michie Tavern Museum. The Institute of Textile Technology is also located there.

Charlottesville (Independent City), Virginia

605 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 970-3101
Fax: (434) 970-3890

In central VA, 70 mi. northwest of Richmond. Established 1762; incorporated as a town in 1802; as a city in 1888. Site of University of VA. Serves as county seat for Albemarle County. Name Origin: For Princess Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenberg-Stelitz (1744-1818), wife of King George III (1738-1820) of Great Britian

Area (sq mi):: 10.26 (land 10.26; water 0.00) Population per square mile: 3941.20
Population 2005: 40,437 State rank: 41 Population change: 2000-20005 -10.20%; 1990-2000 11.70% Population 2000: 45,049 (White 68.40%; Black or African American 22.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 4.90%; Other 3.20%). Foreign born: 6.90%. Median age: 25.60
Income 2000: per capita $16,973; median household $31,007; Population below poverty level: 25.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $33,393-$35,303
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.10% Median travel time to work: 16.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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