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Welcome to Louisville ...

The city of Louisville is located in Pottawatomie County<1>.

The location of Louisville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Louisville<3> refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Louisvillian<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Louisville has a population of 222 people<5> (see below for details).

Louisville is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<6>.

Time Zone: Louisville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Louisville lies within the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Louisville: 66450<7>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Louisville.

The city of Louisville was previously named Rock Creek.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Louisville had an population of 222 people. This is an increase of 18.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.22% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Louisville had a population of 188 people. This makes Louisville the county's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 188 people, the population of Louisville decreased 10.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 209 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Louisville.

Communities Also Named Louisville ...

While we believe that this Louisville is located in Pottawatomie County, we know of another 2 Kansas communities named Louisville. Those communities are located in the following counties: Miami and Riley County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 26 communities that are also named Louisville - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri (4), Montana, Nebraska (2), Nevada, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Tennessee and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Louisville.

Communities near Louisville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Louisville.

  • Manhattan
  • Saint Marys
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    • Saint Marys lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the east of Louisville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,652 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Saint Marys:
    • Saint Mary's Mission
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<9>
  • Saint George
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
    • Saint George lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the southwest of Louisville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,017 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint George have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint George
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint George<9>
  • Alma
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    • Alma lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the south of Louisville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 776 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma<9>
  • Westmoreland
  • Onaga
  • Maple Hill
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    • Maple Hill lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the southeast of Louisville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 599 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Maple Hill:
    • Maplehill
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maple Hill<9>
  • McFarland
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McFarland
    • McFarland lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the south of Louisville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McFarland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarland
  • Paxico
  • Belvue
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    • Belvue lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the east of Louisville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belvue have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvue

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Louisville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Louisville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Louisville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Louisville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Louisville. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Louisville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Louisville ...

Looking for more information about Louisville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Louisville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Louisville.

Adding Louisville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Louisville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Louisville was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Louisville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Louisville.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Louisville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pottawatomie County: www.pottcounty.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Pottawatomie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Louisville is also known as Louisville Springs, Rock City or Rock Creek Falls. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Louisville.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Louisville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Louisville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Louisville.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Louisville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Louisville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Louisville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Louisville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Louisville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LouisvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Louisville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2499, Longitude: -96.3145       In this case, the coordinates for Louisville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

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