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Earlysville is located in Virginia
Location in Virginia
Earlysville is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Virginia
County Albemarle
Named for John Early
590 ft (180 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 434
GNIS feature ID 1494213

Earlysville is an unincorporated community in Albemarle County, Virginia, United States, roughly 9 miles (14 km) north of Charlottesville. It is named for John Early (1773–1833), father of Confederate general Jubal Early. In 1822, John Early bought just under 1,000 acres (4 km2) of land that now comprise a portion of the town. Earlysville has a small central business district (pictured at right), with a grocery store, restaurant, dentist, daycare, mechanic, and several retail stores. As of January 2019 there remains only a thrift store, an auto repair shop, a United States Post Office, and many churches. There is a nearby light industrial park and several small suburban developments. The bulk of the area is rural in character.

The community was the original location of Michie Tavern, before its 1927 relocation adjacent to Monticello. Historic structures still located in Earlysville include Earlysville Union Church, Longwood, and Buck Mountain Episcopal Church.

Notable residents or former residents

  • The Baroness Wendy DeVere-Austin is a writer of mystery novels, and the Baron, AKA Raymond Austin is a director, producer, screenwriter and novelist best known in the U.S. and U.K. for his prolific work on many television programs.
  • Robert Llewellyn, born 1945 in Roanoke, is a professional photographer who grew up in South Boston and now lives and works in Earlysville.
  • George Allen, former United States Senator.
  • David M. Bailey, singer-songwriter
  • Mark Helprin, novelist, journalist, and conservative commentator.

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