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 About Blue Ridge Shores
Louisa County & Local Information

          
           

 Blue Ridge Shores History

The land encompassing Blue Ridge Shores (BRS) was originally part of the estate of Thomas Ellis, whose vast holdings by 1800 included a mill, cobbler's shop, wheelwright, blacksmith shop, general store, and boasted an efficient stage coach line to such destinations as Orange Springs and the University of Virginia.

The idea of creating a recreational and retirement development originated with Dr. I.E. Byrd, an educator from Washington, D.C.  He bought over 700 acres of land and planned an elaborate complex consisting of a hotel , golf course, shopping and dining facilities and well as an area for vacationers.  His dreams were larger than his funds, however, he was forced to abandon the project.  He sold the property by 1958 to the American Realty Corporation and within a year Blue Ridge Shores, Inc. (not to be confused with Blue Ridge Shores Property Owners Association) was formed.  By 1960 the first dam was built filling the lake, an office and a few cottages were built, and than advertising campaign started.  In April 1960 the present Blue Ridge Property Owners Association (BRPOA) was established with a three-person Board of Directors, the first act in the long process of disassociation from the realty company and becoming an independent community.  By 1963 control of the development was turned over to the new association by American Realty.  Many problems faced the fledgling community as they established a dues structure, repaired existing buildings and docks, and staffed administration and management positions.

August 1969 brought hurricane Camille that nearly destroyed the development.  Eleven inches of rain fell in a twelve hour period.  The dam collapsed draining the lake.  The Board of Directors immediately took steps to rebuild the dam, set up a fund to finance the project, and reassure residents about the future of the development.  The new dam was completed and dedicated on Memorial Day, 1970.

Two years later, Hurricane Agnes severely damaged the spillway.  The lake was lowered and repairs were made.  When another storm hit in October 1972, more damages were done but the reinforced spillway saved the lake.

In the succeeding years, we have experienced additional severe storms.  In June 1995, flooding caused extensive damage to the office complex, Marina, Community Center, bridge, and our water system pipeline.  BRS volunteers and private contractors repaired the damages.  Once again, the spillway and dam withstood the ravages of a storm that brought us over ten inches of rain in an eight hour time period.

 Louisa County Churches and Schools

Churches

St James Episcopal Church
www.stjameslouisa.org

102 Ellisville Dr, Louisa - (540) 967-1665

Louisa United Methodist Church
www.louisaunitedmethodistchurch.org
100 E Main St, Louisa -
(540) 967-2657

Louisa Presbyterian Church
www.louisapresbyterian.com

212 Church Ave, Louisa -
(540) 967-3207

Memorial Baptist Church-Louisa
98 Courthouse Sq., Louisa, VA 540-967-0636

Louisa Baptist Church
 
305 E Main St., Louisa, VA 540-967-1364

First Baptist Church
102 Meadow Ave., Louisa, VA 540-967-0703

Louisa Christian Church
 
104 Elm Ave., Louisa, VA 540-967-0543

New Life Community Church
www.newlifelouisa.org
509 E Main St., Louisa, VA 540-967-5655

Living Waters Fellowship
www.livingwaterfellowship-church.org
115 Jefferson Hwy, Louisa, VA 540-967-5083

Mount Zion Baptist Church
www.mtzionbaptistbumpass.org
Louisa, VA 804-556-3124


St Jude's Roman Catholic Church

1937 Davis Hwy, Mineral, VA 540-894-4266

Mineral United Methodist Church
301 W Third St., Mineral, VA 540-894-0246

Shady Grove Baptist Church 
20655 Monrovia Rd., Orange, VA 540-854-4647

Schools

Thomas Jefferson Elementary
1782 Jefferson Hwy., Louisa, VA 540-967-0492

Trevilians Elementary School 
2035 S Spotswood Trl., Louisa, VA 540-967-1180

Moss Nuckols Elementary School
2055 Courthouse Road, Louisa, VA 540-967-1347

Louisa County Middle School 
1009 Davis Hwy., Mineral, VA 540-894-5457

Louisa County High School 
757 Davis Hwy., Mineral, VA 540-894-5436

Jouett Elementary School
315 Jouett School Rd., Mineral, VA 540-872-3931

Gordon Barbour Elementary School
500 W Baker St., Gordonsville, VA 540-661-4500

Orange County Schools 
11360 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Unionville, VA 540-661-4520

Louisa County: Louisa County Public School Board 
953 Davis Hwy #100, Mineral, VA 540-894-5115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Louisa County Government

Louisa County is governed by a seven-member Board of Supervisors, elected by citizens to serve four-year terms representing each of the County’s voting districts. The Board of Supervisors regularly meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room in the Louisa County Administration Building. The public is invited to speak during Citizens Information Period at the beginning of each meeting. Public hearings are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Board of Supervisors is responsible for planning, developing and regulating growth throughout Louisa County, as well as maintaining current county operations and services. The Board is also responsible for setting tax rates and the county’s budget.

To assist the county, the Board of Supervisors appoints individuals (generally county residents) to various
Commissions and Committees. These groups provide advisory support to the Board regarding numerous aspects of county government. 

To read and learn more about Louisa County visit: www.louisacounty.com



                            LOUISA FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES

                                                                 For Emergencies call 911

                                                    NON-EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Louisa County Sheriffs Office
540-967-1234
804-556-3713
434-589-3007

Louisa Town Police

540-967-1400            

Louisa County Department of Emergency Services

540-967-3491
804-556-3732
434-589-3090            

Louisa Volunteer Fire Department

300 East Main
Louisa, VA 23093
540-967-1330           

Mineral Volunteer Fire Department

P. O. Box 274
Mineral, VA 23117
540-894-5660            

Bumpass Volunteer Fire Department

P. O. Box 158
Bumpass, VA 23024
540-872-2400            

Holly Grove Volunteer Fire Department

143 Factory Mill Road
Bumpass, VA 23024
804-556-6515            

Locust Creek Volunteer Fire Department

Bumpass, VA 23024
540-872-3122            

Trevilians Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

P. O. Box 1747
Louisa, VA 23093
540-967-0868

Zions Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department

P. O. Box 1088
Troy, VA 22974
434-589-1116            

Louisa County Volunteer Rescue Squad

P. O. Box 1777
Louisa, VA 23093
540-967-1808

Mineral Volunteer Rescue Squad

P. O. Box 534
Mineral, VA 23117
540-894-4678            

Holly Grove Volunteer Rescue Squad

155 Factory Mill Road
Bumpass, VA 23024
804-556-6629

Lake Anna Volunteer Rescue Squad

P. O. Box 101
Bumpass, VA 23024
540-872-5274


Because minutes matter, Join your local
Volunteer Fire Department or Rescue Squad!  Louisa County Department of Emergency Services P. 0. Box 160  Louisa, Virginia 23093  (540) 967-3491  your hours count!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crime Solvers
540-967-1202
800-346-1466

Louisa County Administrative Offices

540-967-0401
804-556-3732
434-589-3090            

Louisa Town Office

540-967-1400            

Mineral Town Office

540-894-5100            

Virginia Department of Transportation

Highway Information
800-367-ROAD (7623) - 24 hours a day            

Louisa Residency Office

540-967-3710            

Maintenance Headquarters
 
Louisa
540-967-3710 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       
           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Realtors' Listing in Blue Ridge Shores

Blue Ridge Shores has prohibited the use of real estate signs posted on properties for sale.  Instead, houses and property that is For Sale are identified by a number corresponding to the realtor listing the home or property.  For homeowners listing their own homes, look for #5.

For a complete list of Realtor / Agents and corresponding stake #, click below: 
                                     Realtor_List_as_of_April_20_2016.doc
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 Local Utility Companies

Ridge Utilities, Inc. 
924 S. Lakeshore Drive
Louisa, VA 23093
540-967-1408

For Emergencies Call the non-emergency Louisa County Sheriff's Office at 967-1234 and provide the following information: Name, address / lot number, phone number, identify the problem and the location of the problem.

Comcast Cable
1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)

Direct TV
For existing DIRECTV® service
Home service: 1-800-494-4388
Hearing impaired customers (TTY): 1-800-779-4388
Business service: 1-888-200-4388
Hotel/dorm/hospital service: 1-800-388-2505

For new DIRECTV service 
Home service: 1-888-777-2454
At your business: 1-888-388-4249
 
Rappahannock Electric
1-800-552-3904

Southern States
(540) 672-2977 

AmeriGas
5370: Charlottesville, VA
2305 Hunters Way
Charlottesville 22911
Call us today: 434-295-4194

3204: Richmond, VA
1701 Brook Rd.
Richmond 23220
Call us today: 804-783-9500

Blossman Propane Gas
540-832-0090

Duke Oil Co. Inc.
540-894-5161
 
Economy Propane
Gordonsville, VA
540-832-5503

Quarles Energy Services
540-825-9034

 Blue Ridge Shores Land Map

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924 South Lakeshore Drive
Louisa, Virginia 23093
540-967-1408
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