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Louisa County

Louisa County is named for Princess Louise, who was the youngest daughter of King George II of Great Britain.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Orange County and Spotsylvania County

E – Hanover County

S – Goochland County and Fluvanna County

W – Albamarle County


Created:  May 6, 1742                            Map of Virginia highlighting Louisa County

County Seat: 

Louisa   1742 – present


County Courthouse – Louisa  


Location:  100 West Main Street / Elm Street

Built:  1905 – 1906

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  D Whiley Anderson

Contractor:  Samuel Ragland


Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story red colored brick, stone  and concrete structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square. The north front has a large portico with four tall Ionic columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is a small balcony on the second story. On the center of the roof is a large octagonal drum with black colored dome and lantern at the top. In the interior, there is five foot high matchboard paneling and plaster walls above. Plain cornices run along the join with the ceiling. Closed-string stairways with large square oak newel posts decorated in the egg-and-dart motif, ascend to the second story. The large courtroom is located under the dome, which is decorated with a simple cornice and lighted by softly tinted windows. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit. The building was renovated and an addition constructed in 2000. On the southeast side of the building is the old two story County Jail (1868), on the northwest side is the one story Crank Building (1830) and on the north side is the R Earl Ogg Memorial Building (1917) which formerly housed the County General District Court and was designed by Eugene Bradbury as the First National Bank of Louisa. To the south at 314 West Main Street is the General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court housed in the Cunningham Building.



See:  National Register of Historic Places – Louisa County Courthouse


See:  The 16th Judicial Circuit includes Albemarle CountyCharlottesville, Culpeper CountyFluvanna CountyGoochland County, Greene County, Madison County and Orange County.




County Courthouse – Louisa



















Old County Jail – Louisa



R Earl Ogg Memorial Building – Louisa







Photos taken 2013