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About Louisa

Formed in 1742 from Hanover County, Louisa County was named for Princess Louisa, daughter of King George II and Queen Caroline of England and wife of King Frederick V of Denmark.

Ideally located in the rolling Central Piedmont region near the heart of Virginia in the prosperous Richmond, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg Eastern U.S. triangle, Louisa County is within 500 miles of one half of the nation's population. The 514 square miles are predominately farm and forest lands, mixed with business, industrial and residential properties.

The county seat, the Town of Louisa, is located just 50 miles from the state capital in Richmond, 95 miles from the nation's capital in Washington, D.C., 35 miles from Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia, and 45 miles from Fredericksburg. The county population numbers about 33,000.

Louisa County has a moderate climate with an average temperature of 56 degrees Fahrenheit. January highs average 47 degrees with lows of 26 degrees and July averages are 88 degrees high and 65 degrees low.  The annual precipitation averages 41.6 inches with a 14 inch average snowfall.

The county's public school system provides education for nearly 5,400 students in four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.


Louisa County

Virginia General Assembly

Office of the Governor

Official Commonwealth of Virginia

Virginia Department of Health

Blue Ridge Health Department

Safety & Emergency Services

Louisa County Sheriff

Virginia State Police

Zion Crossroads Fire Department


Louisa County Public Schools

Piedmont Virginia Community College

Louisa County Public Library*

*Louisa County Public Library is part of the James Madison Public Library System, which has branches throughout the region.

Private Schools

None of these schools are affiliated with the Community Association (CA) or the developer, Spring Creek Land Development, LLC. In addition to the Louisa County Public Schools, there are numerous private schools in the area. While a complete list cannot be provided, a few options that parents might consider are: 

Charlottesville Catholic School

The Covenant School

St. Anne’s – Belfield School


Louisa County Public Schools offers a free preschool program for four year olds who are identified as being at risk for academic failure. For parents looking for a private preschool options:

Camp Friendship (Palmyra)

Zion United Methodist (Troy)

First Baptist (Charlottesville)

First Presbyterian (Charlottesville)

Mountaintop Montessori (Charlottesville)

Parks & Recreation

Louisa County Parks & Recreation

Louisa Gators Swim Team

Louisa Area Soccer Association

Louisa County Little League

Louisa County High School Athletics

Louisa Art Center

Louisa Historical Society

Spring Creek Golf Club

Electric Utilities

Dominion Energy

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative

Phone / Cable / Internet




News & Weather


The Central Virginian

The Rural Virginian

The Daily Progress

NBC 29

Real Estate Weekly

Charlottesville Newsplex


Among the options available to residents for shopping are the Shoppes at Spring Creek, the Short Pump (West End Richmond) area shops, as well as numerous options in Charlottesville.