Charlottesville – Virginia – 4K Downtown Drive
Charlottesville – Virginia – 4K Downtown Drive
A late afternoon drive around the downtown area of Charlottesville, VA. Also includes parts of the University of Virginia campus.
Filmed: December 2020
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Charlottesville, colloquially known as C’ville, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is the county seat of Albemarle County, which surrounds the city, though the two are separate legal entities. It is named after the British Queen consort (and Electress of Hanover) Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who as the wife of George III was Virginia’s last Queen. In 2019, an estimated 47,266 people lived within the city limits. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the City of Charlottesville with Albemarle County for statistical purposes, bringing its population to approximately 150,000. Charlottesville is the heart of the Charlottesville metropolitan area, which includes Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, and Nelson counties.
Charlottesville was the home of two Presidents, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. During their terms as Governor of Virginia, they lived in Charlottesville, and traveled to and from Richmond, along the 71-mile (114 km) historic Three Notch’d Road. Orange, located 26 miles (42 km) northeast of the city, was the hometown of President James Madison. The University of Virginia, founded by Jefferson and one of the original Public Ivies, straddles the city’s southwestern border. Monticello, 3 miles (5 km) southeast of the city, is, along with the University of Virginia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracting thousands of tourists every year.
Starting in the 2010s Charlottesville received national attention because of local conflict between those who do and those who do not want Confederate symbols removed. The Washington Post has reported that “Nowhere has this clash been more fraught than in Charlottesville, where parks have been renamed, then renamed again, streets have been re-christened, and stickers bearing white supremacist slogans go up as quickly as activists can remove them.”
City attempts to remove statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from downtown parks have been the subject of extensive, unresolved litigation. In August 2017, white supremacist groups opposed to their removal organized the “Unite the Right rally”, to protest against the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue from then Lee Park, subsequently renamed Emancipation Park. After the rally, a white nationalist drove a car into protesters, resulting in the death of protester Heather Heyer and causing injuries to 19 others. The incident became national news and Charlottesville became a symbol of political turbulence nationwide.
On July 1, 2019, the Charlottesville City Council voted 4 to 1 to drop Thomas Jefferson’s birthday as a city holiday; according to news stories, this was because Jefferson was a slave owner. In a separate vote, they unanimously created a new day of celebration called Liberation and Freedom Day, to be celebrated on March 3, the day in 1865 when Gen. Philip Sheridan’s troops rolled through town and found a population that was majority enslaved – and although emancipation for most of them didn’t occur on that day, it was the opening salvo for a lot of Charlottesvillians’ freedom.
21:00 maniac almost hit you
Thanks 😊I really appreciate 🙏
That is one expensive town.
Cleanest NON COCKROACHES city in the world small population College town.
Thanks for the wonderful video! I used to live in another small town in VA. This reminds me good old memories.
See this a year later (Dec 2021) and love looking at small cities as I’m from a small city too. Thank you so much.
If you remember the Charlottesville Riot in August 12th,2017, 9:36 that intersection is where the left wing and the right wing battle by the Robert E. Lee Statue in Market Street Park(aka Lee Park) and 12:58 that intersection is where the car attack happen that ran into the counter protesters and killed Heather Heyer(R.I.P 🙏🏽👼). Idk if you recognize it while you was driving.
This is my hometown area
Thanks the memories. I lived at 1905 JPA when I was in my fourth year at UVA and the frat house for Alpha Phi Omega was right on the right hand side at the 1 minute 12 second mark where you stop for the red light. Sure takes me back to 1993 and fills me with good memories
Moving there soon. Can’t wait
My beautiful but expensive hometown 🤣❤
All the trees look dead.
I understand it was probably autumn over there or something but to see so many bare trees just looks surprising.
America’s ugliest city
You missed the most beautiful parts of of the city which is the Belmont part of it. Shame on you. You did the city a disservice.
More of a UVA tour than downtown, but glad to see a video of my hometown
you gotta go belmont, and the skatepark. miss this place
Damn i miss it there
This is a really great video — it really helps give a feel for cville.
I dont think he knows this but between Preston Ave and Grady Ave he was on he was in the Ghetto. Everyone that’s from C’ville and the surrounding areas remembers Reeds Supermarket on Preston.
Sweet More Virginia 🙂