Key West, Virginia

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Key West
Subdivision
Key West is located in Virginia
Key West
Key West
Key West is located in the US
Key West
Key West
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 38°03′26″N 78°26′27″W / 38.05722°N 78.44083°W / 38.05722; -78.44083Coordinates: 38°03′26″N 78°26′27″W / 38.05722°N 78.44083°W / 38.05722; -78.44083
Country United States
State Virginia
County Albemarle
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1493164[1]

Key West is both a subdivision in Albemarle County, Virginia and a historic home that formerly served as a place name for the community. The Key West estate was owned by the Minors, a prominent and wealthy family,[2] before much of the land was sold off to become the Key West subdivision. The house still stands.

The Key West subdivision is located one mile north of Charlottesville on VA Route 20. The land is the west side of the property granted to Martin Key in 1731 by George II.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key West". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Schulman, Arthur; Schulman, Gayle; Montague, Ellie; Myer, Jane (2004). "Deep Roots and High Stakes: A Short History of Wine and Winemaking in Albemarle County and Charlottesville". Albemarle County Historical Society. Archived from the original on September 25, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-30.