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Charming since 1779.

The Louisburg Town Council welcomes you to the official website for the Town of Louisburg. This site has been created to assist you in obtaining basic information about the Town of Louisburg and the services provided to citizens and customers of the Town. Also included in these pages are numerous governmental links that may assist you as you consider the data provided on each page. As you review the site we hope that there will be sufficient information to serve your needs, however, please feel free to contact Town staff should you require any additional information or assistance with any issue or concern.

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  • So much to offer…

    The town has a lot to offer through the schools, Louisburg College, the many churches and civic organizations, the library, the recreations department, and many other offerings, but the people are what truly make it special.

    Genie R. Faulkner
    Principal, Laurel Mill Elementary School

  • I never want to leave…

    After my husband’s death in 1996, I considered moving to Raleigh.  As I thought about leaving Louisburg, I realized that I would not have the advantages of excellent home repair, auto upkeep, health care and groceries by people I like and trust.  Both Raleigh and Durham were easily accessible so I had all of the advantages of a big city without the disadvantages.  The main factor that kept me in Louisburg are the wonderful, friendly people – my friends, neighbors and the folks who work for the town. I ‘ve grown to love this town and never want to leave.

    Anne V. Scoggin

  • It’s a special place here…

    Louisburg is a special place because of the people in the community. It’s the kind of place where you know all of the firemen because you went to school with them. It’s the kind of place that you feel safe to walk down the sidewalks and wave to people riding by.

    Genie R. Faulkner
    Principal, Laurel Mill Elementary School

  • Beautiful Historic Main Street

    “When we started looking for our first home as a newly married couple, we envisioned living somewhere that had a beautiful Main Street lined with old historic homes that were near the Raleigh / Durham area. We wanted to set roots in a place that still felt like small-town America, a place where kids could play outside and neighbors would welcome you with open arms. Louisburg, North Carolina is that quaint small town on the Tar River with a strong sense of community. We are so glad that we found the place that we proudly call home and look forward to many more years sitting on our front porch listening to the church bells ring on Sunday mornings. The Town of Louisburg is a hidden gem of North Carolina and one of the best small towns in America to call home”. -Jarrett and Elizabeth Hathcock

  • Raising a family here…

    When people ask me where I am from, I am proud to tell them Louisburg, NC. I have lived in Louisburg my entire life and love that we have chosen my hometown to raise our family.

    Genie R. Faulkner
    Principal, Laurel Mill Elementary School

  • Small town life…

    What I believe makes life in a small town like Louisburg special is the relationships. Everyone knows everyone and there is a caring spirit. It’s the kind of place where your elementary and high school teachers attend the same church as you.

    Genie R. Faulkner
    Principal, Laurel Mill Elementary School

  • My Louisburg……

    My family, my college, my faith , my neighborhood, my hopes, my dreams…, my Louisburg.

    ESSE QUAM VIDERI says it best for me, “To Be Rather Than To Seem.”

    Will Hinton

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The Town of Louisburg is a charming community full of the character found in small town southern America. With ample public utility services and capacity, Louisburg can provide the prospective industrial customer with the complete package desired by management and needed for operations.

Located less than 40 miles from the renowned Research Triangle and the cities of Raleigh, Durham. and Chapel Hill, Louisburg provides a relaxed quality of living and unmatched character with access to all of the modern amenities of world class education, shopping, cultural resources, and entertainment.

Useful Information

  • Less than 40 miles from RTP
  • 45 mins from RDU Airport
  • 10 mins from Franklin County Regional Airport
  • 4 hrs from Washington DC
  • 2 hrs from Beaches
  • 3 hrs from NC Mountains
  • Established 1779
  • Named for King Louis XVI of France
  • Population (2010) 3,359
  • County Seat of Franklin County
  • Elevation 220 feet
  • Higher Education: Louisburg College & Vance-Granville Community College
Over 100 Buildings Listed on National
Register of Historic Places Including: