Charlottesville and surrounding Albemarle County have the peaceful charm of another era. Nestled at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this area's celebrated allure comes from a storied past filled with intriguing people and events.
Author and local resident Jean Cooper brings Charlottesville's past to life while providing a useful guide to the city's most historic streets, buildings and neighborhoods. This guide invites all to explore different time periods of Charlottesville's history including the colonial era, the War for Independence, the Civil War and early twentieth century. Cooper imparts a wealth of information, revealing fascinating details of Charlottesville's history at every turn.