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Independent City of Charlottesville
Located in Albemarle County. The town was named in honor of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strlitz, who was the wife of King George III. It was first established in 1762 and incorporated as a town in 1801. Charlottesville became a city in 1888. The University of Virginia is located here as well as the home of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, on a hill overlooking the city.
Charlottesville's municipal court records begin in 1888. For earlier records, see Albemarle County.
For a better understanding of county boundary changes, see our new section Virginia in Maps
THE COURT DOTH ORDER: EXTRACTS FROM ALBEMARLE CO. AND CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA ORDER, LAW ORDER, AND MINUTE BOOKS, 1800-1900 by Sam Towler. 10 1/2 x 8 1/2, vi, 291 pages, index. The author has spent a number of years transcribing records from the original county and city record books. This volume contains guardianships (Charlottesville); apprenticeships/bound outs; African-American subjects; citizenship references; revolutionary war, war of 1812 and Civil War references; and miscellaneous orders. More than 12,000 entries are included in the index. This volume is a major addition to the genealogical record for both Albemarle and Charlottesville.
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