9 Historical Facts About CVille You May Not Know

Jerry Miller, CEO

1. Monticello

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931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Monticello is the beautiful home and plantation of the nations third president, Thomas Jefferson. There, one can discover his very-much-alive gardens and a full tour of the restored home.

2. Michie Tavern

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683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Michie Tavern has been around since the birth of the country, a resting spot for locals and travelers alike. today it remains a tourist destination where people can experience the 1700’s and early 1800’s just as they were then.

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3. Ash Lawn-Highland

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2050 James Monroe Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Ash Lawn-Highland is the historical home of the fifth President James Monroe. Its is located near Monticello, adding to the areas rich history in regards to U.S. presidents.

4. Edgar Allan Poe’s Dorm at the University of Virginia

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E Range, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Edgar Allan Poe, the famous poet and author, attended the University of Virginia in 1826. The dorm he called home is now preserved to his time period and can be viewed on campus.

5. Historic Downtown Mall

The Downtown Mall circa 1936

610 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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The Historic Downtown Mall has been around since the 1970’s as a pedestrian mall, tasked with keeping Charlottesville and its main street alive. However, the street that runs through it, Main Street, has been around much, much longer! It is one of the few outdoor, pedestrian malls still alive today in the U.S.

6. The Paramount Theater

The Paramount Theater

215 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Located on the historical mall, as previously mentioned, The Paramount has been a source of entertainment for about eighty-five years! It has kept its vintage look all of these years, remaining as a reminder of Charlottesville’s history.

7. Locust Hill

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Locust Hill, Samuel Miller, VA 22901
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Locust Hill is the birthplace of Meriwether Lewis, the legendary explorer who was hired by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the west. The Lewis and Clark expedition made westward expansion possible and helped pave the way for the United States known today.

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8. Claudius Crozet

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Crozet, VA
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Claudius Crozet is who to thank for connecting Eastern Virginia with Western Virginia, building a railroad system through the Blue Ridge Mountains. He is of course now the namesake of the small yet historical town of Crozet just outside of the city of Charlottesville.

9. Cemetery at the University of Virginia

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Cemetery Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904
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The cemetery at the University of Virginia is notable due to the number of confederate soldiers buried there. This is due to the university acting as a large confederate hospital during the Civil War.

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