Albemarle County

Albemarle County was created in 1744 and was named in honor of the 2nd Earl of Albemarle, Willem Anne van Keppel.  The only incorporated town in Albemarle County is Scottsville, but there are many unincorporated communities such as Barboursville, Batesville, Crozet, Earlysville, Free Union, Greenwood, Ivy, Keene and Keswick.

Albemarle County is 723 square miles and is home to more than 102,000 residents.

The County’s school system is among the top 10% in the state and consists of 16 elementary schools, 5 middle schools and 3 high schools.

There is a vibrant agritourism scene highlighted by the Monticello Wine Trail, the Brewridge Trail featuring artisanal breweries and a strong farm-to-table ideology, Buy Fresh, Buy Local.

Each year the County is host to a variety of festivals including the Misty Mountain Music Festival, the Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival, the Albemarle County Fair,