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Welcome to Louisa ...

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

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

The pronunciation of Louisa: loh-WEE-sah<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Louisa has a population of 1,733 people<4> (see below for details).

Louisa is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Louisa is located in the (540) area code.

Websites for Louisa ...

Official Website: www.louisatown.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Louisa had an population of 1,733 people. This is an increase of 11.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Louisa had a population of 1,555 people. This makes Louisa the county's most populous community.

The population of Louisa represents 0.02% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 109th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,555 people, the population of Louisa increased 10.99% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,401 people).

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

Communities Also Named Louisa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Louisa - they are located in Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana (2) and Quebec.

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

Communities near Louisa ...

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

  • Orange [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
    • Orange [Orange County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Louisa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,096 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange<7>
  • Gordonsville [Louisa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonsville
    • Gordonsville [Louisa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Louisa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,624 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordonsville<7>
  • Mineral [Louisa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral
    • Mineral [Louisa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Louisa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 523 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral<7>
  • Cuckoo [Louisa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuckoo
    • Cuckoo [Louisa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Louisa
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Meltons [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meltons
      • Meltons [Louisa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Louisa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meltons
    • Belmont [Spotsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Spotsylvania County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Louisa
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    • Glenora [Spotsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenora
      • Glenora [Spotsylvania County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Louisa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenora
    • Kents Store [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kents Store
      • Kents Store [Fluvanna County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Louisa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kents Store
    • Bumpass [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumpass
      • Bumpass [Louisa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Louisa
      • Bumpass has also been known as:
      • Bumpas
      • Bumpass Junction
      • Bumpass Station
      • Bumpass Turnout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumpass
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumpass<7>
    • Cobham [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobham
      • Cobham [Albemarle County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Louisa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobham

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Louisa. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Louisa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Louisa ...

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

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About Louisa County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Louisa: www.louisatown.org/

The official website for Louisa County: www.louisacounty.com/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Louisa, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Louisa. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Louisa.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Louisa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Louisa) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Louisa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Louisa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Louisa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0212, Longitude: -77.9985       In this case, the coordinates for Louisa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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