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Esmont
Former Esmont National Bank, currently U.S. post office
Former Esmont National Bank, currently U.S. post office
Country United States
State Virginia
County Albemarle
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID 1494219

Esmont is a census-designated place (CDP) in Albemarle County, Virginia, United States. The population as of the 2020 Census was 491.

Esmont, Guthrie Hall, and Mountain Grove are listed the National Register of Historic Places.

History

Esmont 1910
Esmont, 1910, at the railroad tracks
Esmont National Bank
Former Esmont National Bank, currently U.S. Postoffice Esmont, Va 22937

The town was built from land purchased from the former Esmont plantation estate, for which the town was named. Having rich soil, the town has historically been a farming community with a predominantly African American population. The area has been populated since the eighteenth century, though it did not acquire a post office until the latter part of the nineteenth century.

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