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Louisa County, Virginia: A Brief History

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Set amidst lush, rolling hills, Louisa County was once home to religious dissenters, emancipationists and some of
Virginia s first families. Its epicenter was Louisa Courthouse, where all the county s residents managed their business affairs. From Patrick Henry s seminal speech for
Louisa against tyranny, to a county chief justice too fat to ride horseback, Louisa has a rich and fascinating heritage.
Historian and longtime Louisa County resident Pattie G.P. Cooke chronicles the county s coming of age as part of the new United States of America, retaining its small, tightly knit communities while embracing inevitable progress.

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