Esmont: A Tale of Two Communities Becoming One

September 7, 2023

Ed Brooks will speak to the truth of the Esmont community existing today as the name of a former plantation that merged into a very prosperous segregated community that boomed from its unique natural resources and equally faded as those resources diminished. Simultaneously, it’s nearby African-American neighbors was becoming noted as one of the more progressive communities in all of Albemarle County. What has that culminated into today as a rural area of the county where the great majority of the rapid population growth is targeted towards the central urban ring?

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