Louisville, New York

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Louisville is a town in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States. The population was 3,195 at the 2000 census. The town is reportedly named after a French king, but it is pronounced as "Lewis-ville."

The Town of Louisville is at the north border of the county and is west of Village of Massena.



The town was first settled around 1800.

The town was established in 1810 from part of the Town of Massena. Almost half of Louisville was lost to form the Town of Norfolk in 1823. Part of the lost territory was returned from the Town of Norfolk in 1844. An attempt to take part of Louisville for the Town of Massena in 1849 was rejected.

The town's only local newspaper was called The Louisville News which contained local news, sports schedules and scores, interviews, and ads. The paper was owned and operated by teenager Kevin J. Maxwell of Louisville, N.Y. Its first issue was published in September of 2001 and remained selling copies weekly until December 2002.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 63.8 square miles (165.3 km²), of which, 48.2 square miles (124.7 km²) of it is land and 15.7 square miles (40.6 km²) of it (24.58%) is water.

The north town line, which is delineated by the Saint Lawrence River, is the international border with Canada, specifically the Province of Ontario. The Grasse River flows northeasterly through the town.

New York State Route 37 is an east-west highway in the northern part of the town. New York State Route 131 is a short highway near the St. Lawrence River. New York State Route 37B diverges northward from NY-37 near the east town line. New York State Route 56 crosses the eastern part of Louisville and intersect NY-37 by the east town line.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,195 people, 1,279 households, and 892 families residing in the town. The population density was 66.3 people per square mile (25.6/km²). There were 1,437 housing units at an average density of 29.8/sq mi (11.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.84% White, 0.25% African American, 0.97% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.53% of the population.

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