The Junction

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38°01′53″N 78°29′36″W / 38.031362°N 78.493360°W / 38.031362; -78.493360

Seldom referred to as such in current times, The Junction is the intersection of the Southern (north-south) and C&O (east-west) rail lines in Charlottesville.

The intersection created four separate quadrants that segmented later development. The four areas were one centered around the University of Virginia, downtown Charlottesville, a segregated area occupied by black residents, and an undeveloped section[1].


  1. Web. Getting Around: Transportation in Turn-of-the-Century Charlottesville and Albemarle, Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville Area Transit, retrieved Nov 18, 2011.[dead link]