Seal of Town of Mineral, drawn in pen and ink by Janice Luck Abercrombie Town of Mineral, The Gateway to Lake Anna. Painted in watercolor by Carolyn Luck Beard.
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Town of Mineral

Location of the Town of Mineral within Central VAThe Town of Mineral is the gateway to beautiful Lake Anna and is strategically located in central Louisa County. Mineral is the crossroads between three major cities, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Charlottesville and just four miles from the Louisa County Airport/ Freeman Field. There are numerous businesses located within Mineral, including a post office, a DMV Select, restaurants, a bakery, barber shop, auto supply / repair shops, filling stations and a grocery. Mineral is easily visited via I-64 and US 522 or I-64 and VA 208.


As of the 2000 United States census, there were 424 people, 172 households, and 115 families residing in the town. Each family and business has recognized the beauty of this area, and chosen to make their life in this unspoiled home town. In 2008, the Town Council applied for and was accepted as an affiliate of The Virginia Main Street Program. Mineral is listed on the Virginia Landmark Register and the National Historic Register.

History of Mineral

Mineral was originally known as Tolersville, but adopted its current name when it incorporated in 1902 as a result of the mining industry that supported the community. It was the center of gold mining activity in Louisa County and during its heyday there were no fewer than fifteen gold mines located within two miles of the town. A zinc and lead mine also operated in the area into the 1970s. The C&O Depot still stands at the intersection of 1st street and 522 in Mineral.

The C&O Depot still stands at the intersection of 1st street and 522 in Mineral. Watercolor by Janice Luck Abercrombie.
Watercolor by Janice Luck Abercrombie
(For a more detailed history of Mineral, compiled by Town Historian Janice Luck Abercrombie, click here.)
The Code of the Town of Mineral
The Code of the Town of Mineral is now available on the Internet. Click here to visit the site.

The Town of Mineral now accepts credit card payments in their office and online for utilities, taxes, and cemetery fees. Each online link will take you to a third-party credit card processor, (MuniciPAY).
There is a nominal charge to you for using this convenient service.

Click HERE to pay your utility bills.
Click HERE to pay your taxes.
Click HERE to pay your cemetery fees.

The Mineral Town Council meets the second Monday of each month at the Town Municipal Building at 7:00 p.m. Public comment and questions are welcomed.
Council Meeting Agenda
The January Council Meeting Agenda is now available in two common formats that should make it easily accessible for everyone. Please choose your preferred format: Word .DOC | Adobe .PDF

Public Notices


Ronald D. Morgan, the owner of the former Mineral Elementary School, has filed a written request that the Mineral Town Council rezone that property from Residential General (R-G) to Light Commercial (LC). In the alternative, Mr. Morgan has requested that the Mineral Town Council grant a zoning exception if it decides not to rezone that property.

Under Virginia Code §§15.2-2285 and 15.2-2286 and Mineral Town Code §§425-56 and 425-67, changes to the zoning map and grants of special exceptions may only be made by Town Council after the matter has been referred to the Planning Commission. Both the Planning Commission and the Town Council are required to hold a public hearing on this matter as required by Virginia Code §15.2-2204.

Take notice that, on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:00pm, at the Town of Mineral Municipal Building, 312 Mineral Avenue, Mineral, Virginia, the Town of Mineral Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive public comment on Mr. Morgan’s requests.

Town of Mineral Maintenance Worker – Part-Time

The Town of Mineral is hiring for a part time maintenance worker. The position does not include benefits or retirement and will be up to 30 hours per week. The applicant must be able to perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance work to include trash pick-up, grass cutting, and operation of a variety of equipment in the repair and maintenance of town water, sewer, and streets. Valid State Driver's license is required.

Submit applications by February 12, 2016. EOE. Applications are available at the Town of Mineral Office: 312 Mineral Avenue, Mineral, VA 23117, or contact

Water Quality Report for 2015
The 2015 water quality report for the Town of Mineral is now available online.
Click here for .PDF format.

Proposed Budget for 2015 - 2016
(July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2016)
Click here for .XLS format.

Virginia Main Street Program Virginia Main Street Program - Building Vitality Downtown!

Mineral is proud to be an Affiliate of the Virginia Department of Housing And Community Development's Virginia Main Street Program, a comprehensive, incremental approach to revitalization built around a community’s unique heritage and attributes. Using local resources and initiatives, Main Street helps communities develop their own strategies to stimulate long term economic growth and pride in the traditional community center -- downtown.

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