Community Overview

Louisa County – Population 11,387

Grandview – Wapello – Columbus Junction – Columbus City –Letts – Cotter – Fredonia – Oakville – Morning Sun

There are at least two stories told as to how Louisa (pronounced LooEYEza) county received its name. One, that it was named after a county in Virginia; the other, that it was named after the daughter of one of the first settlers. Louisa County has 380 square miles. There are three large rivers flowing through or along it the Cedar, Iowa and Mississippi. Because of the advantage of canoe traffic on the rivers, many Indians lived in the area. The famous Sac and Fox chiefs, Blackhawk Poweshiek, Keokuk and Wapello all lived along the junctions of the rivers.

• Shopping – Groceries/Mall/Department Stores/Physicians & Hospitals

  • Grandview (Population 534)– Convenience Store/Gas, Park with Shelter
  • Wapello (pop. 2,023) /Columbus Junction (pop. 1,859) 7 miles
  • Muscatine (pop. 23,7820) 15 miles Northeast
  • Burlington (pop. 25,022) 35 miles South
  • Iowa City (pop. 96,679) 45 miles Northwest
  • Quad Cities (pop. 474,937) 45 miles Northeast

• Education:


  •  Keck Memorial Library, Wapello
  • Letts Public Library, Letts
  • Columbus Junction Public Library, Columbus Junction


  • Muscatine Community College & Burlington Community College

Louisa County Fairgrounds is located in Columbus Junction

Louisa County Conservation – The mission of the Louisa County Conservation Board is to provide an appreciation of Louisa County’s natural resources through environmental education and recreation; and to manage our parks and natural areas for present and future generations.

• Attractions


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