About Louisa County, Virginia

Formed in 1742 from Hanover County, Louisa County was named for Princess Louisa, the youngest daughter of King George II of England. It was the home of Patrick Henry from 1765 to 1768 as a representative in the House of Burgesses.

Located in the rolling hills of the Piedmont near the center of Virginia, Louisa is largely rural and comprises 514 square miles of farm land, forests, along with business, industrial, and residential properties. The Town of Louisa is the county seat and the incorporated town of Mineral

Lake Anna is a 13,000 acre man-made lake which affords the residents and vacationers many recreational outlets.

The Green Springs National Historic Landmark District was established in 1973, and contains an assemblage of more than 250 original 18th and 19th century homes, barns, outbuildings of rural architecture which is unique in Virginia, along with 14,000 acres of fertile agricultural land.

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