Originally, the land was inhabited by the Monacan Native American Indians. It was established in 1762, and named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Today, Charlottesville is known for its university, colonial history, ties to Thomas Jefferson and the location of his home Monticello, architecture, intellectual and multi-cultural feel, Southern cuisine, bookshops, coffee, and indie culture.
People Born in Charlottesville
Charlottesville in People's Lives
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