White Hall Charlottesville Real Estate

Like a new model home! Move-in ready on one of most desirable streets in Old Trail. Private, spacious yard and great mountain views! One level living with fabulous 2nd floor for guests and whole house generator! This home features hardwood floors throughout the first floor common areas. Soaring great room with gas fireplace opens to gourmet kitchen with gleaming granite counters, white cabinets and sparkling stainless appliances. Formal dining room features attached wine room/home office with glass pocket doors and is great for entertaining! Upstairs features loft space, guest suite with private bathroom, two additional bedrooms with connected full bathroom and a cedar closet.  Enjoy the outdoors on the large secluded patio with pergola and room for entertaining and grilling. Walk to Old Trail Golf and Shops! $800,000 Active


4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,859 SqFt 0.110 Acres

This impeccably maintained main level living home boasts a spacious floor plan with soaring ceilings and many tasteful upgrades. Featuring panoramic Blue Ridge mountain views, this home is located across from protected parkland and creek. Main level owner’s suite with two walk-in closets and spa-like bath. The eat-in chef’s kitchen has cathedral ceilings, honed granite countertops, high-end appliances including 5-burner gas range, 2 walk-in pantries, bamboo floors and large island. Second floor includes a potential second primary/guest suite with ensuite bathroom, two additional bedrooms and jack and jill bathroom, and a rec room. Third floor features home office and media room or two additional bedrooms! Outdoor areas include a covered front porch and swing, upper balcony with stunning views, quaint porch off kitchen and fenced yard with deck and privacy fence. Walk to all of the amenities in Old Trail! Fresh paint, upgraded lighting, New Roof in 2024, updated mechanicals and appliances and so much more make this home move-in ready! $895,000 Active


6 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,759 SqFt 0.210 Acres

Meticulously maintained home in the desirable Carriage Park area of Old Trail Village. Move-in ready, this home boasts five-bedroom layout plus an office. As you enter, you will be greeted by soaring ceilings, hardwood flooring and notice large windows allowing in wonderful natural lighting. Upgraded gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, granite counters, white tile backsplash, ample cabinetry, KitchenAid stainless-steel appliances & eat-in area opens to lovely living room featuring built-in shelving & gas fireplace overlooking the yard. Primary Suite has plenty of room to relax & treat yourself to a nice soak in the garden tub or separate shower in ensuite. Four additional generously-sized secondary rooms on second level. Front and back staircases! Sip a nice drink on the new composite deck overlooking the yard. Spacious rear garage enters through main level mudroom & laundry. Enjoy the walking/ biking trails, parks & Old Trail views. Option to join Old Trail Golf Club with 18-hole course & Pool Club. Conveniently located close to downtown Crozet & vineyards. $924,900 Active

1769 OLD TRAIL DR CROZET, Virginia

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,010 SqFt 0.240 Acres

Rare opportunity to acquire two homes next-door to each other, on a peaceful cul-de-sac bordering the last historic farm in downtown Crozet. Offered together, 1162 & 1172 Quick Ln total 8-9 bedrooms with 3-4 separate dwelling spaces & plenty of room to breathe. A short walk to Old Trail & downtown Crozet, these mid-century homes with merged lawns & gardens will allow a new owner to keep their renters or in-laws at a healthy distance (& proximity). 1162 Quick Ln was renovated with new plumbing, electrical, appliances, floors, windows, kitchens, baths & roof. The home includes a vaulted ceiling, open concept kitchen, light-filled rooms & is surrounded by a covered, hardscape patio & thermally-modified ash deck. In addition to the primary dwelling space (3 bed/2 bath) the finished basement dwelling is complete with its own entrance, kitchen & laundry. 1172 Quick Ln is also move-in ready & recently improved, but with many of the original mid-century aesthetics. The primary level hosts 3 bed & 2 bath. The walk-out basement studio includes a full bath. The home has been substantially renovated with new kitchen counters, septic (2018), roof (2019) & deck (2024). All of this with mountain views & almost an acre from which to enjoy them! $950,000 Active

1162 & 1172 QUICK LN CROZET, Virginia

8 Beds 6 Baths 4,788 SqFt 0.950 Acres

Coveted location privately located on a quiet cul de sac in western Albemarle. Entertain in finished terrace level with large rec room and full bathroom. 4 car garage with amazing ADU too - perfect for in-laws or nanny!! Close to walking trails featuring green space in back for maximum privacy. This home features luxury vinyl flooring throughout the main level and new LV in all bedrooms.  Newly painted interior sparkles in the natural light. Main level features a home office, and open floor plan with great room, gourmet kitchen and vaulted dining space. Gourmet kitchen features expansive granite island with seating for a crowd, painted cabinets, stone backsplash and upgraded stainless appliances.  Walk in pantry with solid shelves features a sliding barn door.  One level living with expansive primary suite featuring ensuite bathroom with tiled walk in shower, double vanity and space for a stacked washer and dryer.  Walk in closet too! Upstairs 4 bedrooms including one with ensuite bathroom each features large closets. Finished walk out basement with rec room and full bath offers extra expansion potential. Dependency above garage is a full apartment with kitchen, living room bedroom and full bathroom! So much space you must see! $1,200,000 Active

668 JONNA ST CROZET, Virginia

6 Beds 5.5 Baths 5,836 SqFt 0.460 Acres

Almost new home without the wait! Modern luxury and classic charm converge in a highly desirable Crozet neighborhood. This meticulously maintained 2020 "Parksley" home by Evergreen Builders offers an inviting ambiance w/ an abundance of natural light and premium finishes throughout. Main level features gleaming oak floors, sunny home office, large gourmet kitchen w/gas range, quartz counters, island and generous pantry. The kitchen seamlessly flows into dining and living area with modern gas fireplace. Step outside to the expansive deck to entertain and take in the mountain views. Convenient main level half bath and mud room. HUGE 2nd floor owner's suite w/sitting area, and balcony reinforced for the hot tub offering sunset views. Luxurious en suite with heated floors, and MASSIVE walk-in closet with built-in cabinetry. Two more upstairs bedrooms with their own attached full baths. 2nd floor laundry room w/large sink. Finished basement features state-of-the-art home theater equipped w/ built-in microwave, wine chiller, and sink! An additional bedroom, exercise room, & ample storage space complete this level. 2-car garage w/EV charger. All mounted TVs convey! The Solar panels can dramatically reduce your power bills zero to $55/mo! $845,000 Active


4 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,016 SqFt 0.140 Acres

White Hall Vineyards is a spectacular farm winery located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in White Hall, Virginia, about 14 miles northwest of Charlottesville. The property is at an ideal elevation for the production of Vinifera grapes in the region. It was established in 1992 and has grown to produce elegant award-winning wines on its abundant 48 acres of estate vineyards. White Hall Vineyards offers wine tastings, tours, weddings and events, and a scenic picnic area with a panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The vineyards produce a wide variety of wines that include Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Touriga Nacional. Very importantly, White Hall Vineyards is also a part of the Monticello AVA, the wine region that was recently voted the best wine region in the USA. White Hall Vineyards is a beautiful and relaxing destination for wine lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. Acreage to be determined by final survey $5,500,000 Active


5 Beds 5 Baths 7,662 SqFt 37.570 Acres

White Hall Vineyards is a spectacular farm winery located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Whitehall Virginia, about 14 miles northwest of Charlottesville. The property is at an ideal elevation for the production of Vinifera grapes in the region. It was established in 1992 and has grown to produce elegant award-winning wines on its abundant 48 acres of estate vineyards. White Hall Vineyards offers wine tastings, tours, weddings and events, and a scenic picnic area with a panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.The vineyards produce a wide variety of wines that include- Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Touriga Nacional. Very  importantly,White Hall Vineyards is also a part of the Monticello AVA, the wine region that was recently voted the best wine region in the USA. White Hall Vineyards is a beautiful and relaxing destination for wine lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. Acreage to be determined by final survey $5,500,000 Active


5 Beds 4.5 Baths 7,662 SqFt 37.570 Acres

White Hall Virginia real estate is a rare commodity and not usually entered into the Charlottesville MLS as White Hall but…as Crozet real estate. White Hall is located in the northwest area of Albemarle County.

Recently Sold White Hall Virginia Real Estate

This elegant 3 story custom-built traditional brick home on the beautiful green common space in Old Trail is a must-see! You'll love the fenced back yard and detached two car garage. Hardwood floors throughout the main level sparkle in the light-filled rooms.  Formal dining and living rooms flank the foyer and feature custom drapes and blinds.  At the rear of the home an open floorplan features great room, gourmet kitchen and breakfast nook. The chef's kitchen features granite counters, a large island with seating, stainless appliances, and tile back splash. Upstairs, the upgraded owner's suite features a custom built walk in closet and renovated, spa-like bathroom with garden soaking tub and frameless glass shower. Three bedrooms each feature built-ins in closets, and share a full hall bathroom on the second floor.  Finished third floor features a loft space, bedroom/office and full bathroom.  Enjoy  the big game or movie night in the huge home theater in the basement with speakers and projector and workout or gather for drinks at the bar.  Outside enjoy dinner or a cookout under the stars on the brick patio and composite wood deck. $1,025,000 Pending


5 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,364 SqFt 0.270 Acres

This stunning home has so much to offer. The house is perched above the street on a nearly half-acre lot, fenced in yard, and an absolutley enticing swimming pool. The main level features a gracious entry foyer, dining room, and glass French doors leading to the home office. The kitchen is a dream with more than enough gorgeous granite counter space, cabinets, spacious pantry, and a view to the pool.  The kitchen is open to the family room, with fireplace, which is great for entertaining. Also on the main level are a butlers pantry, half bathroom, and access to the 3 car garage. Upstairs is the primary suite with two walk-in closets, a private living room with fireplace, and the full bath with dual vanities, a soaking tub and tiled stand up shower. The primary suite has lovely mountain views. One of the 3 other bedrooms is currently used as a home office, and one of the bedrooms enjoys a private full bathroom. The basement is enviable with a sweet kitchen, spacious gathering space, full bathroom with fully tiled shower, and a great bedroom. $1,000,000 Pending

2610 LAVACA CT CROZET, Virginia

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,227 SqFt 0.460 Acres

Welcome to this detached gem located in the Old Trail neighborhood of Crozet. This Craig Builders home has been upgraded by the current owners to feature hardwood floors throughout, custom lighting fixtures including a stunning chandelier in the family room, shiplap accent wall in the upstairs primary bedroom, and updated kitchen features like a new sink and sophisticated cabinet knobs/pulls. The home offers the option of two primary bedroom suites, one conveniently situated on the main level. Two additional guest rooms on the second level share a full bathroom and loft overlooking the main gathering space. A two-way fireplace can be enjoyed in the open-concept main level or the private patio located within a fully-fenced yard. A mudroom off of the 2-car garage and a separate home office add to the functionality of this home. New interior paint and freshly painted fencing make this property truly move-in ready. $800,000 Pending


4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,853 SqFt 0.110 Acres

Model home investment opportunity! Purchase this completed home and we will rent it back from you for 1+ year. Brand NEW floor plan now available in Glenbrook. The Marigold floor plan is noteworthy because of its LARGE bedrooms, each with its own spacious closet! The main level of this home features a beautiful open living space with an L-shaped kitchen offering tons of counter/cabinet space, a walk-in pantry, and even more room at the center island. A screened porch, pocket office, mud room, and half bath complete the 1st floor. Upstairs the primary suite is nearly 18'x20' with a 17'x15' walk-in closet & spacious bathroom. The additional 2 bedrooms are also sizable, and the hall bath is split to allow for multiple people getting ready at the same time. This home features a 3rd bedroom with on-suite bath upstairs.  Two linen closets and a laundry room complete the upper level. More photos coming soon! $964,400 Pending


4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,314 SqFt 0.170 Acres

Welcome to your dream family home! This large, well-maintained house is located in a prime neighborhood on a spacious corner lot. The friendly neighborhood and walkable distance to downtown Crozet make this the perfect place for you and your loved ones. Large gourmet kitchen for those that like to cook or entertain. Large living space and screen porch make family gatherings easy. Full finished basement full of opportunity and additional bedroom. Don't miss out on the opportunity to move into this fantastic property today! $895,000 Pending

708 CONCHO LN CROZET, Virginia

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,945 SqFt 0.470 Acres

Practically new 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom custom-build from Craig Builders in the Park Lane neighborhood of Crozet, complete with in-law suite in finished basement. Enjoy entertaining in the welcoming floorplan with a beautiful great room open to gourmet kitchen and dining extension. A grilling deck, oversized walk-in pantry with wood shelves, mudroom entering from garage, powder room, and dedicated study with built-ins round out the main level, along with a Trex-floored screened back-porch and two-car garage with professionally installed Elfa storage system. Light-filled staircase leads to second floor with primary suite featuring a large walk-in closet and luxurious primary bath, as well as laundry room, additional full bath, and three more bedrooms. The in-law suite in sunny finished basement includes separately zoned climate control, a bedroom and full bath, large carpeted rec room, sunroom, and walk out to covered Trex deck. Separate back entrance to home affords privacy on lower level. Also enjoy granite counter and wet bar, wine fridge, microwave, and dishwasher. Perfect for multi generational living! Ideally situated across from Crozet Park and the Aquatics and Fitness Center, and independently tested for energy efficiency! $845,000 Pending


5 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,217 SqFt 0.270 Acres

$812,200 Pending


5 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,642 SqFt 0.110 Acres

The Addison-a spacious 5-bed, 5.5-bath home in Old Trail. The inviting main level includes a study, great room w/ fireplace, mudroom connecting the 2 car garage, & a well-appointed kitchen featuring a large island-perfect for entertaining guests & the home cook. Step outside to find two rear decks-one open for grilling & the other screened-in for relaxing evenings. On the 2nd level, the spacious primary suite invites you to unwind w/ a large spa bath featuring a freestanding tub & separate shower, accompanied by dual walk-in closets. 3 additional bedrooms, each w/ its own bath and walk-in closet, provide privacy for everyone. Laundry convenience completes the 2nd level. The finished basement includes a rec room, extra bedroom, full bath, and unfinished storage. Situated on a private lot, the Addison is the perfect blend of comfort and style for modern living. Make personalized interior finished with a design consultant at our conveniently located 3,000 sqft design center. Every home Pearl Gold Certified and HERS scored by a 3rd party to ensure quality, comfort, & energy efficiency. Similar photos. $1,031,536 Pending


5 Beds 5.5 Baths 3,764 SqFt 0.210 Acres

The Aspen on a Basement foundation for Summer 2024 Delivery. This open-concept floor plan offers a private study, walk-in pantry, and drop zone in addition to the large kitchen that flows conveniently into the family room and dining area.  The upstairs show cases a loft with two story ceiling and stacked windows that fill the home with natural light. 4 bedrooms, spa-like baths, luxurious owner's suite with the convenience of a connected laundry room for the way you live. Quality features throughout, including 2x6 exterior walls, R-21 insulation, energy efficient windows, stunning elevations, wood shelving, tankless water heater and energy efficient HVAC and so much more.  Gravel Access Path to Crozet Trail System and 5 Minute Walk to Crozet Park. $811,166 Pending


4 Beds 4.5 Baths 3,426 SqFt 0.110 Acres

Chesapeake pre-sale with Dec 2024 Completion. Main Level living with private, wooded backdrop providing both privacy and a very desirable floorpan in Old Trail Village! The Chesapeake plan offers a spacious and light filled first floor with Secondary Bedrooms, Loft and Full Bath on the second floor. The main level boasts a private Study/Office, open concept upgraded Kitchen, Dining Room and Great Room with vaulted ceilings while still having those rooms easy to distinguish and decorate. The private and spacious Owner's Suite is located on the back of the first level allowing you to wake up to the picturesque backdrop and backyard everyday while enjoying your oversized bath and walk-in closet. Work alongside our talented Design Coordinator to customize this home and make it the home of your dreams! December 2024 Completion. $949,900 Pending

1- 31C ROWCROSS ST Lot 1 CROZET, Virginia

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,049 SqFt 0.270 Acres

Williamsburg Pre-Sale on Lot 3 in Block 31C. Main Level living with private, wooded backdrop providing both privacy and a very desirable floorpan in Old Trail Village! The Williamsburg plan offers a spacious one-level plan with finished Bonus Room and Full Bath on the second floor. The main level boasts 2 secondary bedrooms and a full bath they can both access, private Study/Office, finished Screen Porch, open concept main gourmet Kitchen, Dining Room and Great Room while still having those rooms easy to distinguish and decorate. The private and spacious Owner's Suite is located on the back of the first level allowing you to wake up to the wooded backdrop and backyard everyday while enjoying your oversized bath and walk-in closet. Work alongside our talented Design Coordinator to customize this home and make it the home of your dreams! With August 2024 Completion, you can enjoy the Spring from your fantastic new home! $924,900 Pending


4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,952 SqFt 0.180 Acres

Pre-Sale Mechum on Lot 4 with June 2024 Completion. The first floor of this highly sought after single family floorplan boasts a large Study and a Kitchen, Great Room and Dining Room laid out in an ideal open concept design to maximize light and enjoyment in daily life. The private and spacious Owner's Suite is located on the second floor along with 3 other bedrooms and 3 full baths (one being a shared, jack & jill design) and laundry room. The 3rd floor Loft also comes complete with Rec Room providing additional space for entertaining with an optional/future adjacent bathroom. These homesites offer easy access to all things Old Trail with privacy that can be hard to find. Work alongside our talented Design Coordinator to customize this home and make it the home of your dreams! With Summer 2024 Completion available, you can enjoy the Spring from your fantastic new home! $1,052,657 Pending


4 Beds 5.5 Baths 3,083 SqFt 0.180 Acres

Open house cancelled.  Under contract. Unobstructed mountain views just steps from the community pool, restaurants and fitness center! One level living with 3 bedrooms on main floor, another in the finished basement and a full suite upstairs! Floor plan provides great flow and open spaces to entertain both inside and out. The gourmet kitchen features white cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Enjoy a coffee at the bar or in the breakfast nook with built-in banquette seating. Relax by the dual sided gas fireplace in either the great room or the spacious screened porch overlooking the trails and green space. Main level owners suite with elegant bathroom with frameless glass shower, soaking tub and walk-in closet that connects to the laundry for easy wash day! Guest bedrooms on the main level share a Jack and Jill bathroom. The finished basement, which was completed to custom-standards in 2020, is an entertainers dream with an elaborate bar boasting dishwasher, microwave, two wine coolers and great tile backsplash, large rec room, home theater with projector and surround sound, bedroom with full bath, and custom home office. Upstairs includes a fifth bedroom, full bathroom and large media/hang-out space! $1,075,000 Sold


5 Beds 4.5 Baths 5,260 SqFt 0.350 Acres

Beautiful, professionally desgined personal home by California interior designer with impeccable attention to detail.  Four Bedroom, 3.5 Bath with large unfinished walk out basement. Custom kitchen that includes waterfall quartz countertop, California Faucets, kitchen faucet, Wolf gas range, GE Monogram appliances and custom shiplap hood cover.  First floor primary bedroom and bath with custom Restoration Hardware double vanity, soaker tub, and matte black plumbing and radiant heat floor.  Wide Plank Panaget France wood floors throughout and Berber carpet in upstairs bedrooms.  Brand new upgraded Energy Star Navien tankless hot water heater and many other custom upgrades.  Wait until you see the incredible lighting choices throughout the home. Come see this special cul-de-sac home and neighborhood with its tree lined sidewalks and gorgeous mountain views. This stunning home is in pristine condition and will not last long! $1,355,000 Sold


4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,168 SqFt 0.460 Acres

Stunning home in a stunning setting. A one of a kind design thoughtfully sited to integrate w/ its gorgeous surroundings w/ views from nearly every window. Set on 8.51ac in Crozet, this property offers the unique opportunity to live a peaceful rural lifestyle without sacrificing convenience - 3 miles to shopping & Downtown Crozet; 2mi to Western Albemarle schools & 14mi to UVA. Custom built by Greer & Associates, its quality features include: vaulted LR w/ exposed beams & stone fireplace (1 of 4 fireplaces), 10’ ceilings, cherry cabinets, professional grade appliances, quartzite & marble counters & whole house generator. Recent upgrades include all updated baths, water treatment system, interior painting & new BR carpeting, dishwasher & well pump. 2801sf main level includes a luxurious primary BR suite, private study w/ built-ins, laundry room + 3 bay garage for convenient 1 level living. Downstairs offers an additional 2669sf w/ 3 BR/3BA, spacious family room w/ wet bar, bonus room + ample storage. Overlooking Old Trail Golf Course 6th tee & around the corner from King Family Vineyard & Polo, living here feels like a vacation. Outdoor stone fireplace & hot tub for year round enjoyment. Lot retains division right per plat. No HOA. $2,100,000 Sold


4 Beds 4.5 Baths 5,470 SqFt 8.510 Acres

Welcome to a lifestyle of comfort and convenience in this impeccably maintained home within the sought-after Old Trail Town Center community of Crozet, VA. As you step through the stately front door, a grand foyer welcomes you with gleaming hardwood floors that flow seamlessly throughout the first level. Relax and entertain in the sun-drenched living room with soaring ceilings that seamlessly connect to the gourmet kitchen, a chef's dream featuring granite countertops, crisp white cabinetry, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. The main floor primary suite boasts a luxurious bathroom and two spacious walk-in closets for ultimate comfort. The private study with pocket doors offers a versatile space on the main floor. The second-floor loft creates an ideal area to relax or entertain, connecting to three well-appointed bedrooms, one with an ensuite. The fenced-in backyard and hardscape patio create a welcoming outdoor space. $810,000 Sold


4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,823 SqFt 0.110 Acres

White Hall’s main attraction is Sugar Hollow Reservoir and the wonderful trails that lead into the Shenandoah National Forest. The Moormans River and Doyles River flow through the area and is great trout fishing.

There are a few vineyards nearby the two most popular being Grace Family Vineyards and White Hall Vineyards. White Hall Vineyards is for sale for $5,500,000 and 37.5 acres or…purchase White Hall Vineyards in its entirety for $12,000,000 and 210 acres. I prefer White Hall’s wines to Grace Family Vineyards.

White Hall is a cross roads village located on the old Brown’s Gap Turnpike, one of the earliest in Albemarle County, and according to tradition the village took its name from an inn that operated along this route by the White family in the early nineteenth century. Browns Gap Turnpike begins at the intersection of Rt 240 and Rt 250 just west of Ivy. It continues over the Blue Ridge Mountains into Rockingham County. It is undriveable at it gets into the mountains. But a lovely hike.

White Hall History

By 1835, White Hall had become the established name for the community. Prior to that it had been an election precinct under the successive names of Glenn’s Store, William Maupin’s Store, Maupin’s Tavern, Miller’s Tavern and Shumate’s Tavern.

Early Settlement (1607-1789)

Settlement in the White Hall area began in the 1730s when it was still part of Goochland County. The earliest land patent on the Moorman’s River was recorded by David Mills in 1739 for 2,850 acres on its north fork. In 1741, Dennis Doyle was granted 800 acres along the same stream which came to be called Doyle’s River. The same year, Thomas Moorman patented land lower down the river, hence the name applied to the main branch today.

There were two Moorman land grants on Moormans River in 1735. The “Indian graves lowgrounds” grant to Thomas which was on Moormans River north of Owensville.

There was also a land grant issued 10 Sept 1735 to Charles Moorman in the White Hall area “at a Fork of the Rivanna River under the Blue Mountains.” David Maupin’s earliest surveys and land grants were adjacent to this 400 acre grant. Maupin purchased the tract from Moorman, as he later owned this land, but Albemarle deeds from this period do not survive.

In 1744, the White Hall area was included in the newly formed Albemarle County. Other early land patents in the White Hall area include those acquired by the Jameson family, with patents on the Moorman’s River in 1741 and 1747 and the Mills family, which took out patents between 1744 and 1756 for land along the foot of Bucks Elbow between Crozet and White Hall. The Maupin family, whose descendants still live in this area, first patented land in the area in 1748.

North of White Hall, towards the Blue Ridge, the Brown family entered patents between 1747 and 1760 for over six thousand acres on both sides of the Doyle River. Brown’s Cove and Brown’s Gap are named for this family.

Settlement in this area of Albemarle County had grown enough by the 1740s to warrant the construction of a road for its residents. Brown’s Gap Road, in existence by 1745, followed the approximate course of today’s Route 810 as it continues north out of the village toward the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Brown’s Gap Road was an early route for Shenandoah Valley farmers who crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains and traveled through Albemarle County with their produce to such James River ports as Scottsville. There, produce was shipped to Richmond and Tidewater via the James River.

Today’s Route 614 through White Hall was a part of the old Buck Mountain Road, which by 1783 connected Stony Point in the eastern part of Albemarle County to the area around Crozet, south of White Hall. The eastern part of the road was laid in 1742, extending from present day Louisa County to Rocky Creek, between Free Union and White Hall.

Loss of records makes it difficult to determine precisely when it was extended to the west, but by 1783, and probably much earlier, the road ran through the White Hall area.

During the colonial period, the Anglican Church was the official religion in Virginia. Nevertheless, several different religious sects were represented in Albemarle County.

Methodists apparently established themselves in the White Hall area in the 1780s. The forerunner of Mt. Moriah Methodist Church in White Hall is first mentioned in a 1788 deed, and was thus the home of the first Methodist meeting in the county.

Early National Period (1789-1830)

The Brown’s Gap Road became an increasingly important transportation artery during this period, stimulating economic growth in the community. In 1805, William Jarman and Brightberry Brown, acting under the authorization granted by the First Assembly five years earlier, upgraded the old Brown’s Gap Road to a turnpike, the first in Albemarle County. This road was an important link for Shenandoah Valley farmers to shipping points on both the Rivanna and James Rivers.

The name “White Hall” is believed to derive from an inn built on this road which was once owned by the White family. The present White Hall building may or may not be this inn, although architectural evidence indicates an early nineteenth century date of construction. It has been added to considerably over its history and has served as the village post office, a school, and a doctor’s office.

Farmers in the surrounding area grew a variety of crops during this period, although cereal grains predominated. White Hall served not only as a way station for travelers on the Brown’s Gap Turnpike, but as a local trading center for the surrounding farms.

Beginning in 1829, a post office appeared under the name of Moorman’s River in postal directories, located in or near present-day White Hall.

An early house in White Hall is the Wyant House, a tall two-story gable-roofed house that may date from the late 18th century.

A store has been associated with this house since the early 19th century, although the present Wyant’s Store, dates from the early 20th century. The earliest section of Piedmont, located west of the Wyant House, also dates from the early 19th century.

In 1825, a German traveler and diarist, the Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, described traveling the Brown’s Gap Turnpike west from Weyer’s Cave to Charlottesville, noting that once he had crossed the mountains “the road became less hilly…but nevertheless the road continued to be very rough, and we were badly shaken up before we reached Charlottesville.”

It took his party nearly eight hours to travel from Brown’s Cove to Charlottesville.

Antebellum Period

White Hall continued to rely on traffic along the busy Brown’s Gap Turnpike for much of its livelihood. The Piedmont Store was built sometime between 1847 and 1853 by the Maupin family, although it may have been incorporated and earlier building.

The Methodist congregation in White Hall grew considerably during the antebellum period. In 1834, a lot for a new church was given by the Maupin family. The present Mt. Moriah Methodist Church was built soon after. A portion of the present church dates from 1834, although it was significantly enlarged and remodeled in 1854. It has been altered several times since then. A typical classical brick meeting house from this period, it resembles such churches as Free Union Baptist Church and Batesville Methodist Church.

In its early history, the church was known as Maupin’s Meeting House.

White Hall Virginia During The Civil War

Albemarle County saw little military activity during the Civil War, and no engagements were found in the White Hall area. The Brown’s Gap Turnpike, however, was a major route for troops traveling east from the Shenandoah Valley to the Piedmont.

Wilbur Fisk Davis, whose father was minister at Mount Moriah Church, was a resident of White Hall during the early days of the Civil War and in his reminiscences recorded some of the villagers’ activities:

“Day after day the men of the Village met in the P.O. at Maupin’s Store at mail time. The daily Richmond paper was taken out and I acted as reader to the listening crowd. The Holcomb Guards – volunteer company was organized at once and began to drill. The ladies of the vicinity united in making uniforms for them, meeting for the purpose in the rooms above the store. The company was soon mustered into service as part of the 7th Va. Regiment.

We home guards took to patrolling the community at night to see that the negroes were in their homes and quiet and also to look after any disaffected whites. The negroes were invariably found all right and always at home. Going when we would, after a few weeks becoming satisfied that they had no idea of any insubordination.”

In May 1862, Stonewall Jackson, along with about half his troops, some 8,500 men, slipped eastward out of the Shenandoah Valley by way of the Brown’s Gap Turnpike and traveled through White Hall on their way to the railroad depot at Mechum’s River.

Jackson and his troops are supposed to have camped on the grounds of Piedmont.

At Mechum’s River, Jackson and his troops boarded trains to slip back into the Valley at Staunton, a maneuver which successfully surprised and confused the enemy.

Reconstruction and Growth (1865-1914)

White Hall was bypassed by the railroad and declined in importance during this period. It remained, however, a small trading community for the surrounding farms and once supported at least three stores, along with a blacksmith shop. Wyant’s Store was built in 1888 by merchant Adam K. Wyant and once housed a social hall on the second floor.

It burned in 1918 and was replaced by the present building.

Although no community by the name of White Hall appears in the 1911 Chataigne’s Directory, there are listings for businesses and churches.

For example, Mount Moriah Methodist Church is listed at Moorman’s River, as is White Hall Episcopal Church (no longer extant), and the community is described as having a population of 30.

Among businesses listed are general merchants E.L. Harris, R.L. Powell and A.K. Wyant; two blacksmiths and wheelwrights; two livestock dealers; two corn and flour mills; four saw mills; a sassafras oil manufacturer; a shingle manufacturer; a tanner; one teacher and one doctor. White Hall’s School for the white students was built in 1906 across the street from Mount Moriah.

The two story concrete school was closed in the 1950s but was recently converted to a residence owned by Clifford Fox, a fellow Charlottesville realtor.

World War I to World War II (1914-1945)

In 1933, a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp was established near White Hall on Route 614 as a part of the New Deal Relief Program following the Great Depression. In August 1944, this former CCC camp was converted into Camp Albemarle to house about 250 German prisoners of war. About ten to twelve barracks remaining from the CCC camp housed these men, and the main addition to the facility was a high fence with barbed wire at the top and guard towers at the corners.

These prisoners were employed as agricultural laborers for surrounding orchards and farms at a time when the labor shortage was severe. The last occupants left the camp in May of 1946, and the buildings deteriorated. By the mid-1950s almost all the structures were removed from the site.