Charlottesville is in the Blue Ridge Mountains – 100 miles southwest of Washington and 70 miles northwest of Richmond. Charlottesville was established in 1762, and the University of Virginia was founded here by Thomas Jefferson in 1817. Today, Cville is ranked one of the best college towns in the country. We will have a map soon of many of the great destinations you can visit while in Charlottesville. If you have any further questions, please reach out to our Secretary-General, Leah Day, at firstname.lastname@example.org.