About This Place
Schuyler (pronounced /skaɪlər/ [SKY-lur]) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Nelson County, (with some addresses also in Albemarle County), Virginia, United States, close to Scottsville. The population as of the 2010 Census was 298.
In 1882, the community—originally “Walker’s Mill”—was named for Schuyler George Walker, local mill operator, and the area's first postmaster.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the town became a small industrial center with the establishment of a stone cutting plant for the area quarries of the Alberene Stone Company, which took the native and acid-resistant soap stone and milled the rock into flat table tops for labs and hospitals. The Great Depression essentially destroyed this industry and the area never fully recovered.