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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Ludwig.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Ludwig to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Ludwig to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Ludwig to:

  • Clarksville [Map], which is the Seat of Johnson County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Ludwig to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,716 miles [10,808.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,449 miles [11,988 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,328 miles [8,574.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ludwig ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Ludwig.

While the name Ludwig is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Ludwig, Harford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Harford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Missouri

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Ludwig, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the Northeast

Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Ludwig, Lyon County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,435 miles [2,309.4 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ludwig ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bushtown (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Ludwig   [Map]
Clarksville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Harmony   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Jamestown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lone Pine   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Martin Spring   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Strawberry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Union City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Ludwig. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Johnny Carpenter
  Actor. He was born in Dardanelle (Arkansas) on Thursday June 25, 1914 and died in Burbank (California) on Thursday February 27, 2003 at an age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Dardanelle [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Ludwig

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Carpenter<9>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ludwig. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Ludwig. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ludwig) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ludwig. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5109, Longitude: -93.4293     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ludwig have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Ludwig to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.00 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.568 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.759 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Ludwig could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ludwig, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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