Earlysville, Virginia

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Earlysville
Unincorporated community
Earlysville, Virginia.jpg
Earlysville is located in Virginia
Earlysville
Earlysville
Location within the state of Virginia
Coordinates: 38°09′27″N 78°28′58″W / 38.15750°N 78.48278°W / 38.15750; -78.48278Coordinates: 38°09′27″N 78°28′58″W / 38.15750°N 78.48278°W / 38.15750; -78.48278
Country United States
State Virginia
County Albemarle
Named for John Early
Elevation 590 ft (180 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 22936
Area code(s) 434
GNIS feature ID 1494213[1]
Website Official website

Earlysville is an unincorporated community in Albemarle County, Virginia, United States,[1] roughly 9 miles (14 km) north of Charlottesville. It is named for John Early, who in 1822 bought just under 1,000 acres (4 km2) of land that now comprise a portion of the town.[2] Earlysville has a small central business district (pictured at right), with a grocery store, restaurant, dentist, daycare, mechanic, and several retail stores. As of February 2012 there remains only a small restaurant, an auto repair shop, and a United States Post Office. There is a nearby light industrial park and several small suburban developments. The bulk of the area is rural in character.

The community was the original location of Michie Tavern, before its 1927 relocation adjacent to Monticello.[3] Historic structures still located in Earlysville include Earlysville Union Church, Longwood, and Buck Mountain Episcopal Church.

Notable residents or former residents[edit]

Earlysville Fire Department Engine 45 at the Independence Day Parade

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Earlysville". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Woods, Edgar (1901). Albemarle County in Virginia. The Michie Company. 
  3. ^ Kostelni, Dolores (2008-01-08). "Don't be a stranger to Michie Tavern". The Roanoke Times (The Times-World Corporation). Retrieved 2009-06-28. [I]t opened in 1784 as a stop on a busy stagecoach route on Buck Mountain Road in Earlysville. [...] Between 1924 and 1927, Mrs. Mark Henderson purchased 'Michie's Old Tavern' and moved it 17 miles by horse and wagon from Earlysville to its current location... 

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