Louisa is a home rule-class city located at the merger of the Levisa and Tug Forks into the Big Sandy River. It is located in Lawrence County, Kentucky, in the United States and is the seat of its county. The population was 2,467 at the 2010 census.
The origin of the city's name is unclear. Theories include that it was named for Louisa County, Va. or a corruption of the name of the Levisa or that it was named after Louisa Swetnam, one of the first children born in the area to Europeans.
The Levisa Fork was originally written and spoken as the "Louisa Fork" which is the likely origin of the name. Explorer Dr. Thomas Walker named the river after a family member. An 1856 map still shows the river under the name "Louisa." Settlement attempts began as early as 1790 but did not take hold until 1818. Louisa became the county seat in 1822 and a city in 1823.
Distance from Major Airports
Louisville International Airport (SDF) is 33 miles from Shelbyville
Blue Grass Airport is 44 miles away from Shelbyville
Lawrence Country Tourism Commission
Louisa/Lawrence County Tourism Commission is responsible for promoting and marketing Louisa and Lawrence County Kentucky as a tourist destination. We offer support for local boards and entities to help achieve this goal
Lawrence County Park
(Adjacent to Yatesville Lake State Park Campground). Playground, beach, picnic areas, cabins, tent and RV camping, fishing, hiking, biking, and horseback trails, conference center, new putt-putt coming soon.
Yatesville Lake State Park
Yatesville Lake State Park in Kentucky is a recreational facility in the eastern part of the commonwealth, close to the town of Louisa, Kentucky in Lawrence County.
Claudia Sanders Dinner House
Southern-style fare in a replica of an elegant, old home opened by Colonel Sanders of KFC fame.
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