Famous People

by staff on November 21, 2014

Charlottesville, VA is not only known for its climate, scenery and diverse population, it’s also home to some very famous historic people and current stars. Ever wonder if anyone famous is walking around your city? Below is a list of past and present famous people that once used to or still calls central Virginia home!

Some very important and historic people are Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd president of the United States and James Madison, the 4th president of the United States. We also have Meriwether Lewis- who is famous for his mission to explore land for the Louisiana Purchase.
Charlottesville Downtown Pedestrian Mall
• John Grisham, a world famous novelist, lives just outside Charlottesville, VA.
• Dave Matthews- a well-known musician that formed the rock bank- Dave Matthews Band has two homes, one in Seattle and the other in the Charlottesville area.
• Sissy Spacek- an actress that played in the film Carrie & Coal Miners Daughter, moved in 1982, to a farm, just outside Charlottesville, VA.
• Billy Wagner- a former major league baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, Etc. lives in the area and is the head baseball coach at his son’s school.

So next time you are wandering around the area, keep an eye open, you never know who you will cross paths with!

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