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Welcome to Louisburg ...

The town of Louisburg is located in Franklin County<1> and is the County Seat for Franklin County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Louisburg has a population of 3,606 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Louisburg is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Louisburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Louisburg: (919) & (984)<4>

The ZIP code for Louisburg: 27549<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Louisburg had an population of 3,606 people. This is an increase of 7.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Louisburg had a population of 3,359 people (or 5.54% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Louisburg the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Louisburg represents 0.04% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 186th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,359 people, the population of Louisburg increased 7.97% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,111 people).

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

Communities Also Named Louisburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Louisburg - they are located in Kansas (2), Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Louisburg ...

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

  • Wake Forest [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wake Forest
    • Wake Forest [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Louisburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,314 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wake Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wake Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wake Forest<8>
  • Henderson [Vance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
    • Henderson [Vance County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Louisburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<8>
  • Rolesville [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolesville
    • Rolesville [Wake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Louisburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,882 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolesville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolesville<8>
  • Zebulon [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zebulon
    • Zebulon [Wake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Louisburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,514 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zebulon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zebulon<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Franklinton [Franklin County]
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      • Franklinton [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Louisburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinton<8>
    • Youngsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngsville
      • Youngsville [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Louisburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngsville<8>
    • Spring Hope [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hope
      • Spring Hope [Nash County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Louisburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Hope<8>
    • Bunn [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunn
      • Bunn [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Louisburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunn<8>
    • Castalia [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castalia
      • Castalia [Nash County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Louisburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castalia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castalia
    • Momeyer [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Momeyer
      • Momeyer [Nash County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Louisburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 228 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Momeyer

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 Louisburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Louisburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Louisburg. 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 Louisburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Louisburg. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Louisburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Louisburg ...

Looking for more information about Louisburg? 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 Louisburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Louisburg.

Adding Louisburg to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Louisburg was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Louisburg on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Louisburg on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Louisburg

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

The official website for Franklin County: www.co.franklin.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Louisburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Louisburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<5>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 town (such as Louisburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Louisburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Louisburg) 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 Louisburg. 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 LouisburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Louisburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0984, Longitude: -78.3015    
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>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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