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Farms and land in Louisa County attract investors, developers, homebuyers and sportsmen with the excellent transportation choices, business-friendly atmosphere, skilled workforce, high quality of living and abundant natural resources. Louisa County land, located in the Piedmont, is adjacent to Orange, Spotsylvania, Hanover, Goochland, Fluvanna and Albemarle counties. The 511-square-mile county is home to 36,778 residents. Although mostly rural, retirees are attracted to the Lake Anna area, and commuters have been drawn from Richmond, Fredericksburg and Charlottesville. Transportation for travel and shipping includes I-64, which connects with I-81 and I-95, rail service via Norfolk Southern and CSX and air service that is just 30 minutes away at Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Airport. It has one of the lowest tax structures for manufacturers in the state. Top private employers include Dominion Virginia Power, The Atlantic Group Inc., Klockner Pentaplast America, Tri Dim Filter Corporation and Arc Energy Services Inc. Farmland encompasses 68,499 acres, a third of which remains in woodlands. Agricultural sales are split between crops and livestock and poultry. Hunters have great success in filling their bag limits of turkeys, deer and small game on both public and private land. Fishermen take advantage of the many lakes and rivers where there is excellent fishing whether by boat or from shore. Other attractions include Jerdone Castle built in 1742, Fifty-Third Winery & Vineyard and Weston Farm Vineyard & Winery. Louisa County Public Schools provides K-12 public education. Several major colleges and universities are within an hour’s drive.