Louisa County

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Louisa County is a political jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The county seat is Louisa.[1]


Louisa is a member of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District.


The estimated population of Louisa on July 1, 2021 according to the Weldon Cooper Center. [2] [3]

Weldon Cooper projects the population increasing to 41,436 in 2030, 46,722 in 2040, and 52,706 in 2050. [4]

Local Government

Louisa is governed by a seven-board member Board of Supervisors, each of whom is elected to represent a magisterial district. The county administrator is Christian R. Goodson.

Board of Supervisors

Planning Commissioners

Growth management

On February 16, 2021, the Board of Supervisors approved a revision of the zoning ordinance to add several growth overlay districts. Construction in these areas are subject to the architectural design review. [5]

Election history


In the general election, two of the magisterial districts have contested races and another two have candidates who are running opposed.

In the Green Springs district, challenger Rachel Jones defeated incumbent Robert Babyok Jr.

In the Patrick Henry district, incumbent Fitzgerald D. Barnes defeated William Woody Jr. by a four-vote margin. [6]

Duane Adams is unopposed in the Mineral District.

Tommy J. Barlow is unopposed in the Mountain Road District.


Donnie Lowe was elected as Sheriff.

Commonwealth's Attorney R.E. "Rusty" McGuire ran unopposed and was re-elected.

Treasurer Henry B. Wash was re-elected after running unopposed.

Willie L. Gentry, Jr was re-elected as supervisor for the Cuckoo District.

Eric F. Purcell was elected to the Louisa District.

R.T. "Toni" Williams, Jr was re-elected for the Jackson District.

Stacey Coleman Fletcher won re-election as Commissioner of Revenue.

Stephen C. Harris, Frances B. Goodman and W.A. "Billy" Seay, Jr won re-election to the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District. [7] [8]


The Louisa County Water Authority provides drinking water and treats wastewater for regions under its jurisdictional footprint. [9]

  • Northeast Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (NEC WTP)
  • Zion Crossroads Wastewater Treatment Plant (ZCWWTP)
  • Louisa Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (LRWWPT)

There is a Louisa County Landfill that is still operational. The Board of Supervisors approved a new solid waste disposal cell at its meeting on September 4, 2019 at a cost of $2.4 million. [9]


  1. Web. Find a County, National Association of Counties
  2. Web. [University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center, Demographics Research Group. (2020) Virginia Population Estimates], University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center, Demographics Research Group, retrieved May 31, 2022.
  3. Web. Population growth up 12.8 percent, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Town Crier Productions, January 29, 2022, retrieved May 31, 2022.
  4. Web. Virginia Population Projections, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia, retrieved November 19, 2023.
  5. Web. Overlay districts approved in county’s eight growth areas, David Holtzman, News Article, The Central Virginian, Louisa County, February 19, 2019, retrieved May 15, 2021.
  6. Web. November 8, 2021: Charlottesville's Woolley era to begin on Dec. 1; Fifeville group seeks facilitator for Cherry Avenue plan listening sessions, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Community Engagement, Town Crier Productions, November 8, 2021, retrieved November 9, 2021.
  7. Web. Some incumbents ousted across Central Virginia, Ruth Serven Smith, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, November 5, 2019, retrieved November 16, 2019.
  8. Web. Unofficial Results for Louisa County, Virginia State Board of Elections, November 6, 2019, retrieved November 16, 2019.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Web. Agenda Packet for August 5, 2019 Louisa Board of Supervisors Meeting, Louisa County, retrieved August 4, 2019.

External links

Official site