County in Virginia, United States
The Albemarle County Office Building
Location within the U.S. state of Virginia
Virginia's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle|
|• Total||726 sq mi (1,880 km2)|
|• Land||721 sq mi (1,870 km2)|
|• Water||5 sq mi (10 km2) 0.7%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||140/sq mi (53/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
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. Albemarle County is part of the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 98,970, in 2018, it was estimated at 108,718.
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.
- "County Overview". County of Albemarle. Archived from the original on 19 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
- Bureau, U. S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2019-12-21.
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