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Posted on: December 7, 2017

180th Anniversary of the Louisa Railroad

COUNTY OF LOUISA
Troy J. Wade, Chairman
Board of Supervisors


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2017

Contact: Alexandra McKinley
Phone: (540) 967-3499
Email: amckinley@louisa.org

LOUISA COUNTY CELEBRATES 180TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LOUISA RAILROAD

LOUISA, VIRGINIA – The Louisa County Historical Society is commemorating its 180th anniversary of the Louisa railroad this year. The railroad was constructed in 1837 by a group of devoted rail enthusiasts that banded together to form the Louisa Railroad Company.


On December 20, 1837, Fredericks Hall Depot, marked the opening operations of the Louisa Railroad from the Richmond area into Louisa County. On that day, hundreds of spectators from all around lined the road to watch the grand display and take part of the joyous festivities.


“Louisa County was significantly changed as a result of the arrival of the railroad,” said Jim Marstall, President of the Louisa County Historical Society. “The place we now know could never have been were it not for that transportation marvel.”


The society, in recognition of the 180th Anniversary of the arrival of the Louisa Rail Road to Fredericks Hall from Richmond, invites all of those who appreciate the long and varied history of Louisa County and the contribution made by our railroad, to meet and celebrate on December 20, 2017 from 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. at Tavern on the Rail in Fredericks Hall.


“This will be a fascinating event for people of all ages to experience,” exclaimed Ms. Stephanie Koren, Mineral District Board of Supervisors representative. “Louisa County Historical Society is doing an incredible job of bringing together staff, volunteers, and groups to help commemorate such a significant chapter in Louisa history.”


The historical society will host the gathering with speakers, a brief presentation on the relevance and importance of that monumental event that occurred exactly 180 years ago. Heavy appetizers will be offered at a cost of $10.00 per person. Please contact the Louisa County Historical Society at 967-5975 for tickets. Reservations are encouraged and the deadline is December 12, 2017.


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1 WOOLFOLK AVENUE – POST OFFICE BOX 160 - LOUISA, VIRGINIA 23093
www.LouisaCounty.com (540) 967-0401

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