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About Louisville

“We’re Closer Than You Think”

City of Louisville history…

Louisville is a small town settled between Omaha and Lincoln. Holding a little over 1,000 people, Louisville is home to many and a great destination for parks, people, and plenty of fun! Stop by today for small-town comfort and friendly people.

 

Louisville, We’re Closer Than You Think.

Major events in Louisville

Louisville Timeline

1857
Founded 1857

Small Town Beginnings

Louisville 1857
Louisville was officially founded by Gardner Powers in 1857.

In 1863 The Louisville Post Office was established.
Stout Castle

Louisville’s Castle

Lousville history
An original landmark in the small town that overlooked Ash Grove.   Mainly built out of limestone in 1885.   Was built to house prisoners but was abandoned and torn down soon after.
Transportation

Bridges & Trains

Bridges & Trains
1909 The first Toll Bridge was built crossing the Platte River. The bridge soon led to the Missouri Pacific Depot creating a station in Louisville.
Ash Grove

Built in 1882

Ash Grove
Ash Grove is a large cement manufacturer in town. Originally built to keep with the growing demand for cement and still runs today. When Building Ash Grove, a mammoth skeleton was found and is one of the only skeletons found in Nebraska.
Natural Disasters

Cloudburst / Tornado

Louisville tornado
In 1908 a cyclone hit Louisville. It destroyed and flipped many houses and businesses. 3,000 people from surrounding areas came to view the damage. In 1923 cloudburst hit Louisville killing 12. The waters rose so high it swept away houses along Mill Creek running through town.
Wild West Town

Robbers and Outlaws

wild wild wet louisville
In 1909, a Counterfeiter's outfit was found in the back of the Gold Dust Saloon. On April 1941, the then Home State Bank was robbed by a lone bandit who was eventually apprehended in St. Louis, Missouri. Many Outlaws also passed through Louisville during its early days.
2000-Present

Current Day

Louisville Nebraska
Louisville has grown to a population of over 1,100 as of 2018. Louisville continues to grow as a small town in Nebraska. Town residents still hold true to the values it began with but looks forward to a bright future.

We’re closer than you think

Louisville Map

Community

Population

The statistics above are based on the 2010 U.S. Census Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics for Louisville, Nebraska.

1,261

People in City of Louisville

Age population

<19 0
20 - 39 0
40 - 59 0
60 - 79 0
>80 0

Employment

The statistics above are based on the2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates for the Louisville Precinct and the Nebraska Chamber’s 2015 Competitiveness Redbook.

$57,500

Average Louisville income

Housing & Social

$123,400

Median value of owner-occupied housing units

492

Number of housing units

89.2%
High school grad or higher

Schools

687

Total students

335

Secondary Students (6-12)

295

Elementary students (K-5)

57

Pre - K

B.U.I.L.D. Organization

 

Businesses United In Louisville’s Development (B.U.I.L.D.) is the city’s business organization – similar to a chamber of commerce. The committee works on annual events such as the Last Hot Sunday in July car show, welcoming new residents with welcome bags, marketing the city through advertising, presenting the town by decorating the streets with banners, and promoting economic development. Follow us on Facebook at BUILD Louisville.

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