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Welcome to Ladysmith ...

Although we found mention of Ladysmith during our research, we have little information about it.<1> We believe that Ladysmith had a post office at one time. We have done a cursory search and haven't been able to find any evidence that the community still exists..

We've added Ladysmith to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ladysmith, please Contact Us.


The location of Ladysmith has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Ladysmith is 1,310 feet [399 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Ladysmith might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Ladysmith would be found within the (785) area code.

Communities Also Named Ladysmith ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Ladysmith - they are located in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ladysmith.

Communities near Ladysmith ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ladysmith.

  • Clay Center
  • Riley
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    • Riley lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Ladysmith.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 955 people
    • Former names for Riley:
    • Riley Center
    • Union
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riley<5>
  • Wakefield
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    • Wakefield lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Ladysmith.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 920 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<5>
  • Milford
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    • Milford lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Ladysmith.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 518 people
    • Former name for Milford:
    • Bacheller
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<5>
  • Miltonvale
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    • Miltonvale lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Ladysmith.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 480 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miltonvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miltonvale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miltonvale<5>
  • Leonardville
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    • Leonardville lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Ladysmith.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 432 people
    • Former name for Leonardville:
    • Alembic
    • Leonardville has also been known as:
    • Leonard
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leonardville<5>
  • Morganville
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    • Morganville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Ladysmith.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 190 people
    • Former name for Morganville:
    • Della
    • Morganville has also been known as:
    • Morgantown
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  • Green
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    • Green lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Ladysmith.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green<5>
  • Manchester
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    • Manchester lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Ladysmith.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95 people
    • Former name for Manchester:
    • Keystone
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  • Longford
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    • Longford lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Ladysmith.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73 people
    • Longford has also been known as:
    • Longford Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longford<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ladysmith. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ladysmith.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ladysmith. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ladysmith.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ladysmith. See our Newspapers Page for Ladysmith.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ladysmith ...

Looking for more information about Ladysmith? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ladysmith, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ladysmith.

Adding Ladysmith to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ladysmith in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Ladysmith was on a map titled Map of Kansas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ladysmith.

The official website for Clay County: www.claycountyks.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Ladysmith and then turned east". While Ladysmith could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Ladysmith as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

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 Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek 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 Ladysmith 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.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ladysmith - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ladysmith) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ladysmith. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LadysmithOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ladysmith. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2714, Longitude: -97.1845       In this case, the coordinates for Ladysmith have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

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