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The PDF file to the right is based upon a powerpoint presentation funded by Dominion Virginia Power. The presentation uses photos, many from the Louisa County Historical Society archives, to tell the story of Civil Rights from the end of the Civil…

Henry Brown was born about 1815 in Louisa County at a plantation known as “The Hermitage,” located about two miles from Cuckoo (shown in this photo as it appears in 2011). His master, John Barret, was a Revolutionary war veteran and a former…

Photograph taken sometime in the early 20th C. near Trevilian Station, Louisa County. Jeff Porter appears in other photos at the Trevilian Station Depot.

1848 letter from Clerk of Court for Fluvanna County, Virginia registry paper for free negro, signed Abram Shepherd.

In 1866, Lt. Jacob Roth, Assistant Superintendent at the Louisa field office of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land (usually knows simply as The Freedmen's Bureau or B of R.F and AL) sent this report to his superior listing the…

Church became a strong symbol in the African American community after the Civil War. To African Americans, the church was a place where they were in control and free of oppression. One of the first African American churches to be built and organized…

These documents are copies from the Freedmen's Bureau Field Office at Louisa Court House of the contract between John Cammack and the trustees of the First Baptist Church (including Fountain Perkins) for the purchase of the building that would become…

The picture on the left is an image of the original building for the First Baptist Church on its present location one block west of the courthouse. This is not the building that the trustees purchased in 1866. The picture on the right is an image of…

N.o 188
State of Virginia, Louisa County Court.
Hiram Miller son of Peggy Miller, who was born free made application in the Clerk's office of the court of said County on this 30.th day of December 1835 to be registered in pursuance of the act of…


N.o 189
In Louisa County Court February the 8.th 1836
Overton Baker a Black man born free, who was heretofore registered, appeared in the said Court, and satisfied the Court that his register has been destroyed, It is therefore ordered by the…

N.o 191

Virginia-In Louisa County Court Clerks Office May 30.th 1836. Mary Redcross daughter of Sally Redcross who was free born this day made application in the said office to be registered according to law. It is therefore certified to all…

N.o 193
Virginia-In Louisa County Court Clerk's Office May the 30.th 1836. Sally Redcross who was born free this day made application in the said office to be registered according to law. It is therefore certified to all whom it may concern that…

N.o 195
Virginia. In Louisa County Court Clerks Office August the 8.th 1836
Tom, son of Celia Cosby, who was born free this day made application in the said office to be registered according to law, It is therefore certified to all whom it may…

N.o 196
Virginia, In Louisa County Court Clerks Office November the 10.th 1836.
Henry M. Powell son of Maria Powell, who was born free, this day made application in the said office to be registered according to law, It is therefore certified to all…

N.o 197
Virginia-In Louisa County Curt Clerks Office, November the 12.th 1836.
Edmund Edwards (Son of Edward and Dicy Edwards who was born free, this day made application in the said office to be registered according to law.
It is therefore…

N.o 199
Virginia-In Louisa County Court Clerks Office November the 16.th 1836
Alexander son of Celia, both mother and son were born free, this day made application in the said office to be registered according to law, It is therefore certified to…

N.o 202
Virginia-In Louisa County Court Clerks Office November 16.th 1836
Celia the daughter of Celia (the said Celia the mother was emancipated by Betty Duke, and the said Celia the daughter was born free) this day made application in the said…

N.o 203
Virginia
In Louisa County Court Clerks Office, December the 6.th 1836
Peter Patterson sometimes called Peter Burbage (Son of Hannah Patterson sometimes called Hannah Burbage) who was born free, this day made application in the said office…

N.o 205
Virginia- In Louisa County Court Clerks Office February the 3.rd 1837. Harriet a free woman of colour (daughter of Lucy said Lucy was emancipated by the Rev.d John Poindexter dec.d) this day made application in the said office to be…

N.o 207
Virginia, In the Clerks Office of the County Court of Louisa, May 8.th 1837. William Mann son of Charity Mann who was born free, this day made application in the said office to be registered according to law.
It is therefore certified to…