Preston Avenue is a road in the city of Charlottesville which extends from Ridge-McIntire Road to Barracks Road, connecting North Downtown with the Barracks Road Shopping Center area. The roadway is characterized by a large, landscaped center median featuring an Art In Place installation.
- Currently Asalie Minor Preston, renamed for her in 2019.
- Formerly land owners named Preston and/or Thomas Lewis Preston.
- Thomas Lewis Preston (1812-1903) was a business owner, slaveholder, Confederate officer, professor, member of the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia, farmer and author. In 1863, Thomas Lewis and Anna Maria Saunders Preston bought the 102.25-acre Wyndhurst tract from Sally Ann McCoy. According Asalie Minor Preston, when the Civil War ended, Col. Preston divvied up small parcels of his land and gave them to his former slaves, including Asalie's father, Rives Minor.After emancipation, some of the enslaved carried the Preston name and settled nearby.
- Formerly "Barracks Road, named for the Albemarle Barracks, a prisoner-of-war camp for British prisoners during the American Revolutionary War.
Repairs were made to the Southern Railway grade-crossing in March 1948. 
The Roundabout Study examined the possibility of a double roundabout positioned at the intersection of Preston Avenue and High Street. The concept was ultimately rejected. Although a study of the corridor has been on the Charlottesville Planning Commission's list since 2008, no additional studies have been undertaken.
- Web. Chapter Nine: Urban Design, City of Charlottesville, City of Charlottesville, retrieved April 17, 2012.
- Web. City councilors vote to rename Preston Avenue, CBS 19 News, February 5, 2019
- Web. A Good Job, Anyway, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, March 17, 1948, retrieved December 13, 2016 from University of Virginia Library.
- Web. City Planning Commission discusses work plan; Preston Avenue study de-prioritized, Charlottesville Tomorrow, August 29, 2008, retrieved April 17, 2012.