Located about twenty-nine miles Northeast of downtown Raleigh, Louisburg is a quiet, country town that gives residents convenient access not only to areas in the Triangle, but also the Virginia border. Residents can reach our neighboring state by traveling just thirty-one miles, while still being about a two hour drive from the NC coast, and an hour or less to most cities within the Triangle.
The town was named after French King and American Revolution aid, King Louis XVI, in the early 1770s. Louisburg has continued to maintain its large fields of open space or farmland, giving residents nature views or large property lots. However, in recent years new development has been heading Louisburg's way as more and more people are choosing to make NC their home.
Those that live in Louisburg have an array of outdoor recreational activities to participate in. The Tar River runs right in the middle of the city center, and is a frequent destination for fisherman or canoers. The large fields also offer popular hunting or camping areas. The Triangle North Executive Airport has made Louisburg its home, which is not only RDU International Airport's back-up location, but is also home to flight lessons of single-engine aircraft, gliders, and helicopters.