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Burnley's Tavern
Albemarle County, Virginia

Burnley’s Tavern, originally located immediately northeast of the crossroads at Stony Point, was reportedly built circa 1740, thus making it one of the oldest buildings in Albemarle.  The tavern was run by Nathaniel Burnley from 1820-1829, when he became a miller for Hydraulic Mills on the Rivanna River. This building was relocated by Audrey Emery in 1938-39 to the Key West subdivision, with assistance by architect Milton Grigg.

Photograph courtesy of Ed Lay.

"History, by apprising them of the past,
will enable them to judge of the future."
-- Thomas Jefferson, 1786

The Albemarle County Historic Preservation Committee is charged with protecting the County's historic and cultureal resources. The Committee takes an active role in identifying and documenting structures of importance to the community.

The Historic Preservation Plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on September 6, 2000 and was prepared by a Historic Preservation Committee that was appointed by the Board in May 1995. The Historic Preservation Plan is an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan, and provides a framework for public involvement in protecting the community's historic resources. It reviews the County's history, and emphasizes education, financial incentives, and partnerships among all interest groups.


Jared Loewenstein, Chairman Christine S. Devine
Sean Dougherty Emilie Johnson
K. Edward Lay Steven G. Meeks
Ross Stevens Peter Wiley
Jeff Werner Liz Russell
Dennis Dutterer Richard Randolph
Planning Commission liaison
Ann Mallek
Board of Supervisors liaison










Federal & State Rehabilitation Tax Credits
Historic Preservation Plan 
Historic Preservation Tax Credits / Request for Information
Ed Lay's The Architecture of Jefferson Country
The Archaeology of Albemarle County by Jeffrey Hantman 
From the Monacans to Monticello and Beyond:
Prehistoric and Historic Countexts for Albemarle County, Virginia
Historic Architectural Survey of Albemarle County Villages