Did you know?

Lewis Clark Statue

It cost $57,749 to build the Rotunda.

The annual salary of the first professors at the University of Virginia was $1,000 + housing.

There were five professors at the University of Virginia when it first opened.

None of the first professors at the University of Virginia were from Virginia.

There were 68 students in the first classes at the University of Virginia.

Clark Elementary School is named for George Rogers Clark.

The Slave Market in Charlottesville was located on Court Square.

The Westhaven Housing Complex is named for the prominent African-American leader John West.

Jackson P. Burley School is named for the African-American Albemarle County Educator.

George P. Inge  owned and operated Inges Grocery Store on West Main Street and was a leader in the African American community.

Julie Pace was the first woman to serve on the Charlottesville Police Department.

Cornelia Johnson was the first African-American woman to serve on the Charlottesville Police Department.

Franklin Jackson was the first African-American man to serve on the Charlottesville Police Department.

For directions the geographical center of Charlottesville is the center of the Downtown Mall at First Street

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