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Ivy Road Timeline

 Introduction to the Ivy Road Timeline






University of Virginia Special Collections

In this portion of an 1856 print published by Casmir Bohn, one can see a road and railroad running their east-west path just north of Lewis Mountain. It was the topography on the macro scale that determined the course of the original Three Notch'd Road and its successor, Ivy Road. On a micro scale, the road wouid dodge creeks until the water could be diverted into pipes and driven over in automobiles.

This Neatline exhibit will show a timeline of the Ivy Road area using georeferenced historic maps and aerial photographs.

When you enter the timeline, you will be at the year 1867 and viewing an extract of the Hotchkiss Map of Albemarle County. Notice the fixed vertical dashed line which delineates the year the timeline is on; you move the timeline left or right with your mouse.


The maps and aerials shown on the timeline are:

  • 18thC UVA Area Land Grants
  • 1801-1818 Division of James Monroe's Lower Plantation
  • 1867 Hotchkiss Map of Albemarle County
  • 1875 Green Peyton Map of Albemarle County
  • 1907 Massie Map of Albemarle County
  • 1937 Virginia Agricultural Aerial Photo
  • 1955 UVA Survey Aerial Photo
  • 1957 Virginia Agricultural Aerial Photo
  • 1963 UVA Survey Aerial Photo
  • 1980 UVA Survey Aerial Photo
  • Current Aerial Photo

Larger maps and aerials were cropped to the study area, not all aerials covered the entire study area.

The maps and aerials are annotated with lines and polygons which are links to further information. The polygons will look  like the one on the left:

and when you place your mouse pointer over one, it will become highlighted and a title box will pop up. Clicking on the polygon or line will expand the title box to provide a complete description and possibly a weblink. If the information is covered in an Omeka Item, the link will be to the Item. For example, clicking on Seymour, an early name for Faulkner House, will open up the Omeka information for it.








A few informational themes will be presented throughout these maps and aerials. Uncategorized featues will be highlighted with a red line or polygon. Features dealing with hydrology will highlighted with blue . Student housing will receive a green polygon. Our research found that equestrian endeavors were more than a pastime, people from the east half of the country came here with their horses for races and shows. People bought homes here to be part of the equestrian society life style; and in one case a family adopted Charlottesvilles as their final resting place because of a horse jumping accident involving their young daughter. These sites are marked in dark red .

 Click here to see the Neatline Exhibit Ivy Road Timeline!