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The Charlottesville Downtown Mall

Charlottesville is an independent city located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Albemarle County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The City is named after Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the wife of King George III of England. The area has an incredibly rich history that draws millions of visitors every year to Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, Ashlawn-Highlands, home of James Monroe, and Montpelier, home of James Madison as well as the renowned University of Virginia.