|Named for||John Early|
|Elevation||590 ft (180 m)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1494213|
Earlysville is an unincorporated community in Albemarle County, Virginia, United States, 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. Earlysville has a small central business district (pictured at right), with a grocery store, restaurant, dentist, daycare, mechanic, and several retail stores. As of January 2019 there remains only a thrift store, an auto repair shop, a United States Post Office, and a large number of churches. 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. Historic structures still located in Earlysville include Earlysville Union Church, Longwood, and Buck Mountain Episcopal Church.
Notable residents or former residents
- The Baroness Wendy DeVere-Austin is a writer of mystery novels, and the Baron, AKA Raymond Austin is a director, producer, screenwriter and novelist best known in the U.S. and U.K. for his prolific work on many television programs.
- Robert Llewellyn, born 1945 in Roanoke, is a professional photographer who grew up in South Boston and now lives and works in Earlysville.
- George Allen, former United States Senator.
- David M. Bailey, singer-songwriter
- Mark Helprin, novelist, journalist, and conservative commentator.
- "Earlysville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
- Woods, Edgar (1901). Albemarle County in Virginia. The Michie Company.
- Kostelni, Dolores (2008-01-08). "Don't be a stranger to Michie Tavern". The Roanoke Times. The Times-World Corporation. Archived from the original on 2012-09-09. 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...