Charlottesville, Virginia is a city with a captivating history. Founded in 1762, it was named after Queen Charlotte Sophie of Mecklemberg-Strelitz, the wife of the British King George III. The city was established as the new Albemarle County seat along the Three Notch'd Road from Richmond to the Shenandoah Valley. Nowadays, Charlottesville is the core of the Charlottesville metropolitan area, which includes Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene and Nelson counties.
It is home to the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, the Charlottesville Amtrak station and a Greyhound Lines intercity bus terminal. Charlottesville is also home to the Charlottesville Alliance FC, a soccer team that competes in the NPSL. It hosts several annual festivals and events, including the Virginia Film Festival in October, the Charlottesville Photography Festival in June and the Virginia Book Festival in March. Charlottesville's community broadcasters include radio and CPA-TV stations WNRN 91.9 and WTJU 91.1 (owned by the University of Virginia) and Charlottesville's Own TV10 television stations.