OK, here's more: Its notable citizens included two presidents, Mr. Jefferson and as well as Mr. Monroe.
Monticello, Jefferson's glorious home is nearby, and he founded and designed the University of Virginia, which is an 8-minute walk from the Medical Center. Jefferson also originated the Lewis and Clark Expedition project here in Charlottesville, which is also the birthplace of both Lewis and Clark.
Travel: Charlottesville is served by Delta, American Airlines, United Express, U.S. Airways Express, AMTRAK, and Greyhound. It is 70 miles west of Richmond, the Virginia state capital; 110 miles SW of Washington, D.C. 120 miles NW of Colonial Williamsburg; and 180 miles NW of Virginia Beach.