Virginia CountiesThe Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes.
Louisa County, Virginia
Louisa County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Louisa is named for Princess Louise, daughter of George II of Great Britain.
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Louisa County, Virginia formed from Hanover County. Boundary changes seem to have continued occurring from 1836 to 1838 and again from 1876 to 1877. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
Louisa County was named for Louisa, a daughter of George II. It was formed from Hanover County in 1742. Its area is 514 square miles, and the county seat is Louisa.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 511 square miles (1,323 kmē), of which, 497
square miles (1,288 kmē) of it is land and 14 square miles (35 kmē) of it (2.67%) is water.
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