Louisville is nestled in the tree-lined hills in north-central Cass County bordered by the Platte River. In addition to good croplands and an abundance of wildlife, the area is rich in limestone, sand and clay.
Gardner Powers first settled here in 1857, building a log cabin on Mill Creek just south of what is now 3rd Street. He registered a plat for the town of “Louisville” in February of that year, which was incorporated under a special act of the territorial legislature. Because of our proximity to Omaha and Lincoln, we will always be in competition for business. However, with the development of recreation and the Platte River State Park, Louisville, with a population of 1,022, brings people from the city to enjoy our small-town cafes, and many antique shops.