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.
Official Commonwealth of Virginia
Safety & Emergency Services
Zion Crossroads Fire Department
Piedmont Virginia Community College
*Louisa County Public Library is part of the James Madison Public Library System, which has branches throughout the region.
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
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 Area Soccer Association
Louisa County High School Athletics
Central Virginia Electric Cooperative
Phone / Cable / Internet
News & Weather
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.