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#409 Sarah Jackson, bright mulatto woman, age 18 years, 5'11" high, black eyes, straight black hair, good countenance, scar on index finger of left hand occasioned by a cut. Reg 10 Fen 1851 (Found on loose paper) Sarah Jackson daughter of Luzanna…

These records can provide clues to recreate Vital Records for people who were enslaved from 1742-1865 in Louisa County: births, deaths, marriages listing parents, estate inventories:Louisa County Births 1853-1865Louisa County Births 1866-1871Louisa…

Inside the Louisa County History Museum is a full room of exhibits on the Civil War and the Battle of Trevilians Station.The Battle of Cold Harbor brought an end to a month of bloody fighting in Virginia. Since the spring 1864 campaign opened, Gen.…

You are standing in the historic town of Louisa Court House (now Louisa). During the Civil War, the Virginia Central Railroad passed through this county seat. The main street became the Gordonsville Road (Rte. 22/33) at the west end of town. The…

This index is provided as a courtesy to let researchers know if a will exists. Please know that the courthouse does not provide copies and the Society is able to do so only when volunteers are available. A donation minimum of $25 per search is…

Links in the transcription provide images of the original microfilm which included the names of parents, person officiating the marriage, and other helpful information,

Transcriptions provided courtesy of the Library of Virginia. Original records are housed at the Library of Virginia. Virginia's Dept of Vital Statistics has birth and death records from 1912 forward. There are no birth or death records for Louisa…

Records transcribed from Microfilm of originals now at the Library of Virginia

Transcribed from microfilm of records now at the Library of Virginia.

Early Iron Works
Nearly 300 years ago, this land on the South bank of the North Anna was owned by Charles Chiswell, an early 18th Century Williamsburg political insider and one of the lake region’s great entrepreneurs.

Chiswell was born in…

Whether the Cosby's made their own beer for dispersion in the Tavern is not known; however, the following recipe was found among the family papers.
11 To Make 15 Galls of Beer
2 114 Galls. good molasses
112 Bushel wheat Brans, to be clean…

Four generations of Boxley women who called the Boxley Place home have been visionaries and leaders in the town and county of Louisa. First in the story is Ethel Glascow Whyte Boxley who understood the need to preserve the cultural and architectural…

Patrick Henry's home in Louisa was located a distance off the Old Mountain Road near Roundabout Creek. He lived here from 1765-1768 and during that time represented Louisa County in the Virginia colonial House of Burgesses. In the years before the…

Slave Insurrection

“A rumor, of a most alarming nature, has for some days past agitated the public mind in the neighboring counties”, stated a notice in the March 2, 1816 Richmond Enquirer. The disturbance was the trials then underway in…

Hostilities with the Indians again arose in the summer of 1763. Cornstalk, the Shawnee chief, raided English settlements in western Virginia while Pontiac besieged Detroit. July massacres at Tull’s Hill (Bedford County), Muddy Creek (Cumberland…

Native People in Louisa County

Although Native People were present in Central Virginia for more than 12,000 years, Louisa County was sparsely inhabited when the first English men were establishing themselves at Jamestown. There may have been no…