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- 1861 – Civil War: Delegates to the Virginia Convention of 1861 voted eighty-eight to fifty-five to ratify the Ordinance of Secession and secede from the Union.
- 1973 – Miller School of Albemarle added to Virginia Landmarks Register.
- 1990 – Casa Maria added to the Virginia Landmarks Register.
- 1991 – Arrowhead added to the Virginia Landmarks Register.
- 2017 – James Willy Jones is recognized by Charlottesville City Council for being the first African-American member of the Charlottesville Police Department.
- 2019 – Design public hearing for bridge replacement on Virginia State Route 240.