The population of the City of Charlottesville in 1900, according to that year's census, was 6,449. According to the same census, the population of Albemarle County in 1900 was 28,473.
- May 24 – The 1900 election for municipal officers in the city, Charles W. Allen was elected mayor; in the county the vote was on the Convention, there being no officers. The majority in Albemarle County and Charlottesille voted for the Constitutional Convention.
- Virginia voters approved a proposed constitutional convention by state referendum.
- November 6 – United States presidential election. Virginia voted for the Democratic candidate, former U.S. Representative William J. Bryan over the Republican candidate, incumbent President William McKinley.
- August 11 – University of Virginia professor Charles Scott Venable, a mathematician, astronomer, and civil war military officer.