Albemarle County

County in Virginia, United States

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Albemarle County
The Albemarle County Office Building
The Albemarle County Office Building
Official seal of Albemarle County
Map of Virginia highlighting Albemarle County
Location within the U.S. state of Virginia
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Virginia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°02′N 78°34′W / 38.03°N 78.56°W / 38.03; -78.56
Country United States
State Virginia
Named forWillem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle[1]
Largest communityScottsville
 • Total726 sq mi (1,880 km2)
 • Land721 sq mi (1,870 km2)
 • Water5 sq mi (10 km2)  0.7%
 • Total98,970
 • Estimate 
 • Density140/sq mi (53/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th

Albemarle County is a county located in the Piedmont region of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its county seat is Charlottesville, which is an independent city and enclave entirely surrounded by the county.[2] Albemarle County is part of the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 98,970,[3] in 2018, it was estimated at 108,718.[4]

Albemarle County was created in 1744 from the western portion of Goochland County, though portions of Albemarle were later carved out to create other counties. Albemarle County was named in honor of Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle. However, its most famous inhabitant was Thomas Jefferson, who built his estate home, Monticello, in the county.

  1. ^ "County Overview". County of Albemarle. Archived from the original on 19 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
  4. ^ Bureau, U. S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2019-12-21.

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