• COVID-19 INFORMATION & UPDATES

    CLICK HERE for details about COVID-19 information and updates.

    CLICK HERE for details about Franklin County Amended Proclamation of a State of Emergency issuing Curfew

    CLICK HERE for Consent to Franklin County State of Emergency issuing Curfew within the Town of Louisburg

    CLICK HERE for Franklin County Planning Projections

     

    CLICK HERE for Franklin County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center

    To help ensure residents can remain in their homes and slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Town of Louisburg will not disconnect residential service or assess late fees for at least the next 60 days. Please keep in mind that customers will be responsible for paying for all usage and, if possible, should continue to pay on their accounts to avoid accumulating large balances.  Call Town Hall, 919-496-3406, if you have any questions or concerns.

     

  • Police Department office closed to public

    The Police Department office/lobby will be closed from March 31, 2020, through the expiration of Governor Cooper’s executive orders limiting non-essential activities due to the coronavirus outbreak.  Please call our main line at (919)496-4175 for all non-emergency needs or 911 for all emergencies.

  • Annual Drinking Water Report

    Annual drinking water report is available by Town of Louisburg.
    Drinking Water Week is May 3-9, 2020. High-Quality Water is “There When You Need It.”
    This report is a snapshot of the water quality in Louisburg.

    Search 2019 Water Report
    https://townoflouisburg.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CCR-2019.pdf

    American Water Works Association

    Franklin County Press Release: Drinking Water Week

  • Friday Nights on the Tar Concert Canceled

    Friday Nights on the Tar Concert series scheduled for Friday, May 15, 2020 is canceled.
    Check our Town of Louisburg Website for updated information regarding FNOTT Concert for June.
    If you have questions about FNOTT please contact Louisburg Parks and Recreation Director, Colton Young at 919-497-1010.

  • So many reasons to love Louisburg!

  • Historic Louisburg College

  • Historic Homes Abound

  • “To be, rather than to seem”

  • Take Time to Enjoy.

About the Town of Louisburg

The Town of Louisburg is a charming, small Town in the heart of the North Carolina piedmont. Louisburg is the county seat of Franklin County and is located in the geographic center of the County. With only a 25 minute drive to Raleigh, 40 minute drive to Durham, and 50 minute drive to Chapel Hill, Louisburg has access to some of the best Healthcare, Academic, Cultural, and Entertainment resources in North Carolina and the east coast of the United States!

Louisburg, nestled on the banks of the Tar River, was chartered in 1779 as the County seat of the newly formed Franklin County. Having been created in the midst of the American Revolution, the county was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin who was serving as foreign minister to France at the time. His negotiations with France helped secure financial and military support to the infant country, support that eventually led to the independence of the United States. As a result of this U.S.- France alliance, the Town of Louisburg was named in honor of King Louis XVI of France.

Louisburg soon became to hub for business activity for Franklin County, especially as the main point of agri-business of the time as cash crops such as cotton, wheat, and eventually tobacco were marketed in Town. Soon the town enjoyed an influx of merchants, doctors, attorneys, and craftsmen which also led to the movement of wealthy families to the area. Such demographic shifts resulted in strong, established social and religious organizations that are still alive and vibrant today!

From the beautiful Main St. corridor, full of historic churches and oak lined sidewalks, to the nations oldest private two-year college, Louisburg College, Louisburg is the quintessential small town America, from the multitude of municipal services enjoyed by citizens to the beauty of two river front parks, Louisburg offers many amenities to those wishing to enjoy the relaxed character of the small town while having short access to major city resources.

 

  • 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

  • Raising a family here…

    When I think of Louisburg I think of family, literally and figuratively. I moved to Louisburg years ago because I wanted to raise my child in a home large enough to store all her toys and with a yard so that she could safely enjoy the outdoors. Louisburg offered this to us at a price we could afford. Little did I know that several years later that many of family members would also make the wonderful decision to move to Louisburg. Now, not only are we lucky enough to have immediate family nearby, but we have made many friends in Louisburg that we now call family. Louisburg has a strong spiritual community and we have been lucky to find a spiritual home and church family at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Sports has been a major part of our family life since coming to Louisburg. The recreation department offers many recreational activities that has enabled us to meet great people that will remain lifelong friends. I am pleased to see the town flourishing with activity – Friday Nights on the Tar, revitalization of the downtown area, etc. These things will only add to the small town charm of Louisburg and make it an even better place to live and raise a family.
    Kim Saunders
    Kim Saunders, Resident

  • 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

  • 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

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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
16 Buildings Listed on National
Register of Historic Places Including:
  • Cascine
  • Cooke House
  • Dean Farm
  • Franklin County Training School
  • Riverside Union School
  • Fuller House
  • Green Hill House
  • Louisburg Historic District
  • Main Building
  • Louisburg College
  • Massenburg Plantation
  • Person Place
  • Portridge
  • Rose Hill
  • Patty Person Taylor House
  • Thomas and Lois Wheless House
  • Williamson House

Downtown Louisburg