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List of people from Charlottesville, Virginia

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This is a List of people from Charlottesville, Virginia, or from areas nearby to Charlottesville, who were either born, lived or presently live in the city.

Since the city's early formation, it has been the home of numerous notable individuals from the historic figures of Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe, to the renowned literary giants of Edgar Allan Poe to William Faulkner. In the present day, Charlottesville has become or been the home of movie stars such as Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard, novelists like John Grisham and musicians like Dave Matthews.


Authors and academics



Other notable people


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