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Our Genealogy Helper for Ludlow ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Ludlow (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ludlow. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Ludlow is located in Harding County.

To see how the shape of South Dakota's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harding County: Carter (MT), Fallon (MT), Adams (ND), Bowman (ND), Butte & Perkins.

Below are the counties that are near Ludlow. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ludlow:

  • Harding County     (The home county of Ludlow)
    • Ralph [Harding County]
    • Buffalo [Harding County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Harding County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Ludlow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 369 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<2>
    • Reva [Harding County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reva have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reva
      • Reva [Harding County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ludlow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reva<2>
    • Camp Crook [Harding County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Crook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Crook
      • Camp Crook [Harding County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ludlow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 66 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Crook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Crook<2>
    • Redig [Harding County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redig
      • Redig [Harding County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Ludlow
      • Estimated population in 2014: 16 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redig
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redig<2>
  • Perkins County
    • Lodgepole [Perkins County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodgepole have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodgepole
      • Lodgepole [Perkins County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Ludlow
      • Estimated population in 2014: 35 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodgepole
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lodgepole<2>
    • Prairie City [Perkins County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie City
      • Prairie City [Perkins County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ludlow
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 23 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prairie City<2>
    • Strool [Perkins County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strool have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strool
      • Strool [Perkins County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ludlow
      • Estimated population in 2014: 52 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strool
  • Adams County (ND)
    • Reeder [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reeder have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeder
      • Reeder [Adams County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ludlow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reeder<2>
    • Bucyrus [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucyrus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucyrus
      • Bucyrus [Adams County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ludlow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucyrus
    • Hettinger [Adams County]
  • Bowman County (ND)
    • Haley [Bowman County]
    • Bowman [Bowman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowman
      • Bowman [Bowman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Ludlow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowman<2>
    • Gascoyne [Bowman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gascoyne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gascoyne
      • Gascoyne [Bowman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Ludlow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gascoyne
    • Scranton [Bowman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scranton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
      • Scranton [Bowman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Ludlow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 255 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<2>
    • Rhame [Bowman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhame have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhame
      • Rhame [Bowman County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ludlow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhame
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rhame<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Ludlow, see our County-by-County Page for Ludlow.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Ludlow ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ludlow.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ludlow. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ludlow and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ludlow.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 37 miles [59.5 km] of Ludlow.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ludlow:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Dakota
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Ludlow ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ludlow.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Ludlow covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Grand River Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grand River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grand River Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ludlow.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grand River Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand River Cemetery
  • Haley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Haley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Haley Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ludlow.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Haley Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haley Cemetery
  • Old Grand River Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Grand River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Grand River Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Ludlow.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Grand River Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Grand River Cemetery
  • St. Isidore Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Isidore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Isidore Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ludlow.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Isidore Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Isidore Cemetery
  • Ladner Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ladner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ladner Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Ludlow.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ladner Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladner Cemetery
  • Buffalo Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Buffalo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Buffalo Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Ludlow.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Buffalo Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mamre Lutheran Cemetery
    • South Grand River Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Grand River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • South Grand River Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ludlow.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the South Grand River Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Grand River Cemetery
    • Bowman Cemetery
    • St. Charles Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Charles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Charles Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Ludlow.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Charles Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Charles Cemetery
    • Scion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Scion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Scion Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ludlow.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scion Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scion Cemetery
    • Scranton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Scranton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Scranton Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ludlow.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scranton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton Cemetery
    • Alma Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alma Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Alma Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ludlow.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alma Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma Cemetery
    • Henry Bingaman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Henry Bingaman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Henry Bingaman Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ludlow.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Henry Bingaman Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry Bingaman Cemetery
    • Bethany Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethany Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethany Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Ludlow.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethany Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany Cemetery

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ludlow. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ludlow.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ludlow. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ludlow

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ludlow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8344, Longitude: -103.3766       In this case, the coordinates for Ludlow have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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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