Charlottesville was chartered as a city administratively independent of the county. The county seat of Albemarle County, Charlottesville incorporated and annexed surrounding land to create a city of nearly 800 acres. Charlottesville was incorporated as a town in 1801.
- Web. 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Charlottesville, staff, Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911, retrieved July 28, 2019.