Esmont, Virginia

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Esmont
Census-designated place
Esmont is located in Virginia
Esmont
Esmont
Esmont is located in the US
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
Former Esmont National Bank, currently U.S. Postoffice Esmont, Va 22937

The town was built from land purchased from the former Esmont plantation estate, for which the town was named. 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. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "Esmont Oral History Project". University of Virginia; The Carter G. Woodson Institute. Retrieved March 16, 2014.