Esmont, Virginia

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Esmont
Census-designated place
Esmont is located in Virginia
Esmont
Esmont
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 37°49′53″N 78°36′26″W / 37.83139°N 78.60722°W / 37.83139; -78.60722Coordinates: 37°49′53″N 78°36′26″W / 37.83139°N 78.60722°W / 37.83139; -78.60722
Country United States
State Virginia
County Albemarle
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1494219[1]

Esmont is a census-designated place (CDP) in Albemarle County, Virginia, United States.[1] The population as of the 2010 Census was 528.

Esmont, Guthrie Hall, and Mountain Grove are listed the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

History[edit]

Esmont, 1910, at the railroad tracks

The town was built from land purchased from the former Esmont plantation estate, for which the town was name. Having rich soil, the town has historically been a farming community with a predominantly African-American population. The area has been populated since the eighteenth century, though it did not acquire a post office until the latter part of the nineteenth century. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Esmont Census Designated Place". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Esmont Oral History Project". University of Virginia; The Carter G. Woodson Institute. Retrieved 16 March 2014.