List of street namesakes

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The following is a list of streets in City of Charlottesville and where there names are derived from.

Many of the names of these streets can be found on historic maps of Charlottesville.

Guide to streets

The system of numbering the streets is somewhat similar to the Washington plan. Each block represents 100 numbers, whether heading east, west, north or south. The city is divided into four sections.[1]

Fifth – South of 500 W Main Street
First – North of East Main and East of North First, or Northeast
Second – South of East Main and east of South First, or Southeast
Third – North of West Main and west of North First, or Northwest
Fourth – South from 402 West Main
Sixth-and-a-Half – South from 606 Dice
Seventh-and-a-Half – South from 620 Dice
Main – The dividing line between north and south streets, runs east from First to C & O Lower Depot and west from First to University. The main Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Station, being located under the present day Belmont Bridge.
First – The dividing line between east and west streets, runs north and south from Main to city limits.



In 1919, Stewart Fuller lived on Booker Street with his parents, Stewart & Alberta Douglas Fuller.


Samuel Cleveland Chancellor, ca. 1915


  • Dairy Road - unknown
  • Dale Avenue - Originally (1895-1916) named Belmont Avenue, renamed to disambiguate from the east side Belmont Avenue
  • Dalton Lane - unknown
  • Danbury Court - Danbury, Connecticut (co-located with Waterbury, Greenwich, and Hartfort Courts, which abbreviates to "Ct" same as the abbreviation for Conneticut)
  • Darien Terrace - unknown
  • David Terrace - unknown
  • Davis Avenue - Davis family, by [[R. M. Davis]] who developed the subdivision around the street in the 1970s.
  • Del Mar Drive - unknown
  • Delevan Street - unknown
  • Dell Lane - unknown
  • Dellmead Lane - unknown
  • Denice Lane - unknown
  • Dice Street – Dice family or specifically Dr. Dice whose house was located in 1877 at the 300 of Dice block south of Garrett Street
  • Douglas Avenue - probably the Douglas family who owned the Rose Valley estate north of the city. A Reaves family owned a lot around the turn of the twentieth century that was called “The Grove” and included the area east of Douglas Avenue to “Coal Bin Hill”, or near the present day Chestnut Street area.
  • Druid Avenue - referring to the Druids from Celtic culture; parallel to Stonehenge Avenue and Rockland Avenue, all of which lead to the now-abandoned quarry where Quarry Park is now; parallel with Stonehenge Avenue, it is part of a group of themed streets in the Belmont-Carlton neighborhood carrying names associated with the Ancient Order of Druids. Sir Edmund Antrobus, 4th Baronet, owner of Stonehenge (1848-1915). In 1905, he was initiated into the Ancient Order of Druids and welcomed the first massive ceremony of this Order in Stonehenge.
The March 1909 edition of The Druid, the magazine published by the Ancient Order of Druids.


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View of Pen Park Plantation House, ca. 1897. In 1777, Dr. George Gilmer purchased the land and his family owned it until 1800. Originally the estate consisted of four thousand acres; by 1897 all had been sold off save the six hundred acres immediately about the house.








Colonel Wertenbaker was a Civil War veteran, having served in the 19th Virginia Regiment



Street name changes

  • Augusta Road - renamed Rosser Lane. Constructed sometime after 1938, it appeared as August Rd on the 1950 Census Enumeration Map of Charlottesville.[16]
  • Azalea Street - renamed to Manila Street to avoid confusion with nearby Azalea Drive

Extinct streets

  • Alphanso Street – ran north from Williams Street to Preston W first east of 10th NW
  • Apple Street – West of 601 Ridge Street
  • Cabell Street – parallel to Lee Street, subsumed by Pinn Hall at UVA Medical Center
  • Belmont Avenue (Rose Hill) - now Dale Aveue
  • Diggs - removed with the development of Garrett Square (now Friendship Court) (Sanborn Maps)
  • Fuller Avenue - renamed as part of Monticello Avenue, when Monticello was "redirected" to continue west instead of turning north on what is now Avon Street (Sanborn Maps)
  • Loudoun Road (ca. 1964) – (undeveloped street between Lewis Mountain and Thomson roads)[17]
  • Park Place Avenue – perpendicular to Lee Street, subsumed by Pinn Hall at UVA Medical Center
  • Parrot - removed with the development of Garrett Square (now Friendship Court) (Sanborn Maps)
  • Randall Street – parallel to Lee Street, subsumed by Pinn Hall at UVA Medical Center
  • Staunton Avenue - renamed Chancellor Street after the family
  • Williams Street - on Sanborn Maps
  • Wyndhurst Circle and Wyndhurst Way, ca. 1920; precursors to the present-day Preston Place.[18]

Automobile Blue Book (1919)

Charlottesville, Virginia - Automobile Blue Book, 1919.JPG


  2. 2.0 2.1 Massie, Frank A., and Virginia School Company. A New and Historical Map of Albemarle County, Virginia. Owned and published by the Virginia School Company, 1907.
  3. Web. Albemarle County In Virginia, Rev. Edgar Woods, The Michie Company, Printers, 1901, retrieved May 7, 2019.
  4. Web. The Cabell Family, University of Virginia Special Collections Library, 2018
  6. Sheridan R. Barringer, Custer's Gray Rival, (Burlington, NC, 2019), 249.
  7. Web. Kenneth R. Crispell, 79, Dean And Health Expert on Presidents, New York Times, Aug. 26, 1996, retrieved 2020-10-14.
  9. Web. [1]
  10. Woods, E. (1901). Albemarle County in Virginia: giving some account of what it was by nature, of what it was made by man, and of some of the men who made it. Charlottesville, Va.: The Michie Company, printers.
  16. Web. 1950 Census Enumeration District Maps - Virginia (VA) - Charlottesville City - Charlottesville - ED 104-1 to 31, US Census Bureau

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