West Main Street

There are few cities that can boast that they have been around for 250 years. In 2012, Charlottesville will celebrate that milestone with the recognition of the city’s founding in 1762. Charlottesville was formed by charter in 1762 along a trade route called Three Notched Road (present day U.S. Route 250) which led from Richmond to the Great Valley.  The town was name for Queen Charlotte, the queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom.

The Celebrate250 Steering Committee has been formed to organize a community celebration of this anniversary.