• ***Public Notice:

    ***PAVEMENT PROJECT: Pavement is complete at PERRY ST. KENMORE AVE will be closed for milling on 11/18 and closed for paving on 11/20 . Please be cautious of bumps.

    ***PUBLIC NOTICE: Sale of Public Property – A 2001 Caterpillar 416 backhoe contact Town Hall for more details.

    ***Town of Louisburg will be closed Thursday, Nov 25 and Friday Nov 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

    ***Town Council Meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 21, 2020 at 7:30pm

    ***Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, December 3, 6PM

    ***Shop Local Saturday is Saturday, December 5, 10AM. Visit Louisburg for all of your shopping, dining and selfcare needs.

    ***Santa and his helpers will be at the Louisburg Amphitheater Saturday, December 5, 12-2pm for selfie photos and goodies for the kids.

    ***Resident Walkers/Runners: Town of Louisburg Police Department suggest wearing bright colors or reflective gear if you are walking or running in Town before sunrise or after sunset.





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    ***EXECUTIVE ORDERS 124/142 Ended JULY 29, 2020. Contact Town Hall at 919-496-3406 for details about making payment arrangements for past due utilities to avoid disconnection. Customers are responsible for paying for all usage and prior bills and should continue to pay on their accounts.  Call Town Hall, 919-496-3406, if you have any questions, concerns or to set up payment arrangements.


  • 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.

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  • 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


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

BUSINESSAct II Bail Bonds Office
LAW OFFICEAlton R. Williams Law Office
CLOTHINGAudrey Hazel Boutique

COFFEE SHOPBlue Collie Coffee Shop
BUSINESSBunn’s Heating and Air
DISTILLERY Carolina Country Distillery
BUSINESS Century Link
INSURANCECooper Insurance
THRIFTDarling Diva Treasures
LAW OFFICEDarnell A. Batton, Attorney at Law
LAW OFFICEDavis, Sturges & Tomlinson, PLLC
RESTAURANTEl Charrito Authentic Mexican
FLOWER SHOPFlowers by Henry
COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICEFranklin County Administration Office
POLITICAL OFFICEFranklin County Democratic Party
COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICEFranklin County Planning and Inspections
POLITICAL OFFICEFranklin County Republican Party
COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICEFranklin County Tax Assessor
MEDICAL OFFICEFranklin County Volunteers in Medicine
LAW OFFICEGena Walling McCray, PLLC
PHARMACYHarris Pharmacy
INSURANCEHodges Insurance
LAW OFFICEJolly, Williamson & Williamson, PLLC.
LAW OFFICELarry E. Norman, PLLC.
LAW OFFICELaw Office of E.M. Bartholomew II
LAW OFFICELaw Offices of Jeffery Scott Thompson, LLC
INSURANCELeonard & Associates – Aflac
CITY GOVERNMENT Louisburg Town Hall110 W NASH ST.
919-496-3406Town of Louisburg
VETERINARIANLouisburg Veterinary Clinic
LAW OFFICEMcFarlane Law Office, PC
CONTRACTORMichael Leonard Builders, LLC
BARBERSHOPNino’s Professional Barbershop
LAND SURVEYORPiedmont Surveys, Inc.
CONTRACTORRaynor Builders
REALTORRochelle Moon Reality
THRIFT Safe Space
HAIR SALONShear Lyfe Hair Salon
FUNERAL HOMEStrickland Funeral Home & Crematory
LAW OFFICET. Allen Gardner Jr. Attorney at Law, PLLC.
BREWERY Tar Banks Brewing Co.
BUSINESSThe Health Store, LLC
VENUEThe Loft on Main - Louisburg104 N MAIN ST, LOUISBURG, NC 27549919-608-2366THE LOFT ON MAIN LOUISBURG
FINANCEThe Lumpkin Office
919-496-1869THE MUSIC HOUSE
LAW OFFICEThomas H. Clifton Law Office
LAW OFFICETickle Law Office
DINING/ NIGHTLIFETonic Bar & Social Club
BANKTouchstone Bank
HAIR SALONUptown Beauty Nook

MENTAL HEALTH OFFICEVision Behavioral Health Services

STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICEVocational Rehabilitation NC - DHHS
BUSINESSWammock Utility Buildings
TAX OFFICEWilliam Shelton Associates
LAND SURVEYORWilliam T. Dement Surveyor
BOOKSTORECoffee Hound Book Store