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Louisa, VA 23093      (540) 967-1400

  
LOUISA HISTORY

Louisa, the Town
One of the first acts of the County court, when it was formed in 1742, was to authorize the keeping of an Ordinary to accommodate travelers to the court and beyond. The Town of Louisa grew around the court and the Ordinary, and was formally established in 1873. Porter Wright's lively mix of history and anecdote is a Louisa classic; it traces the history of the town through about 200 y
ears.

Historic Marker
Louisa, the County
Louisa is a very large county in central Virginia. Directly in the path of westward expansion, it was settled early in the 18th century. Pattie Cooke, an eminent local historian, contributed this concise and well-balanced overview of the history of the area.