Belmont in Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1929 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number Q-1b.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions.
Location. 38° 1.216′ N, 78° 28.433′ W. Marker is in Belmont in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is on Monticello Avenue (Virginia Route 20) north of Blenheim Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Three Notch’d Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); President Monroe’s Local Homes Stone Tavern and Central Hotel (approx. ¾ mile away); Watering Fountains (approx. ¾ mile away); Monticello (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Old Swan Tavern (approx. 0.8 miles away); Albemarle Confederate Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Charlottesville, A Brief History. “In 1850 the Louisa Railroad Company, (later the Virginia Central and later yet the Chesapeake and Ohio) was the first to arrive in Charlottesville. In 1858 the railroad connected with the Shenandoah Valley through new tunnels in the Blue Ridge Mountains, thus facilitating a major expansion in the shipment of goods and raw materials through Charlottesville. The C&O station was situated toward the southern edge of the original town grid, below Main Street. In 1863 the Southern Railroad appeared, on a roughly north-south route, crossing the previous rail line midway between downtown and the University. This rail line led to a new station, later to be called Union Station, at the point of crossing between the north-south and east-west routes.” (Submitted on June 10, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,079 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on July 5, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 4. submitted on October 16, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.