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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Ludlow, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ludlow and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Ludlow:
    • 45.834445, -103.376572
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Ludlow
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Ludlow ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Ludlow.

Within South Dakota, the name Ludlow is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 21 communities, twenty are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • This Ludlow is located in San Bernardino County and lies 1,018 miles [1,638.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Ludlow.
    • Colorado
      • Las Animas County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Ludlow [Las Animas County].
    • Illinois
      • Champaign County
      • This Ludlow is located in Champaign County and lies 853 miles [1,372.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Champaign County community of Ludlow.
    • Indiana
      • Cass County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Ludlow [Cass County].
    • Iowa
      • Allamakee County
      • This Ludlow is located in Allamakee County and lies 607 miles [976.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allamakee County community of Ludlow.
    • Kentucky
      • Kenton County
      • This Ludlow is located in Kenton County and lies 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kenton County community of Ludlow.
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Ludlow is located in Aroostook County and lies 1,681 miles [2,705.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Ludlow.
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampden County
      • This Ludlow is located in Hampden County and lies 1,545 miles [2,486.4 km]<1> to the east of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampden County community of Ludlow.
      • Worcester County
      • This Ludlow is located in Worcester County and lies 1,574 miles [2,533.1 km] to the east of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Ludlow.
    • Mississippi
      • Scott County
      • This Ludlow is located in Scott County and lies 1,168 miles [1,879.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Ludlow.
    • Missouri
      • Livingston County
      • This Ludlow is located in Livingston County and lies 649 miles [1,044.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Ludlow.
      • Scott County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Scott County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Ludlow.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Ludlow lies 1,755 miles [2,824.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
    • New York
      • Westchester County
      • This Ludlow is located in Westchester County and lies 1,508 miles [2,426.9 km]<1> to the east of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westchester County community of Ludlow.
    • Ohio
      • Cuyahoga County
      • This Ludlow is located in Cuyahoga County and lies 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km]<1> to the east of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cuyahoga County community of Ludlow.
      • Miami County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Ludlow [Miami County].
      • Washington County
      • This Ludlow is located in Washington County and lies 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km] to the east southeast of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Ludlow.
    • Oklahoma
      • Le Flore County
      • This Ludlow is located in Le Flore County and lies 899 miles [1,446.8 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Le Flore County community of Ludlow.
    • Pennsylvania
      • McKean County
      • This Ludlow is located in McKean County and lies 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km]<1> to the east of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKean County community of Ludlow.
      • Philadelphia County
      • This Ludlow is located in Philadelphia County and lies 1,475 miles [2,373.8 km] to the east of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Philadelphia County community of Ludlow.
    • Vermont
      • Windsor County
      • This Ludlow is located in Windsor County and lies 1,507 miles [2,425.3 km]<1> to the east of the Ludlow that is located in Harding County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windsor County community of Ludlow.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ludlow ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Buffalo [Harding County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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<5>
  • Buffalo Springs [Bowman County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Springs
    • Buffalo Springs [Bowman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Ludlow
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Springs
  • Camp Crook [Harding County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Crook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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<5>
  • Griffin [Bowman County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffin
    • Griffin [Bowman County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Ludlow
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Lodgepole [Perkins County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodgepole have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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<5>
    • Prairie City [Perkins County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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<5>
    • Ralph [Harding County]
    • Reeder [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reeder have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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<5>

How Far From Ludlow 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 Ludlow to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Ludlow and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Buffalo, which is the Seat of Harding County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ludlow to Buffalo, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 179 miles [288.1 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,418 miles [2,282 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 56 days and walking would take 81 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,478 miles [10,425.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,244 miles [11,658.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,202 miles [8,371.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Harding County

About South Dakota

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ludlow) 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 Ludlow. 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 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>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 Ludlow, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Ludlow 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Ludlow to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 325.716 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.757 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.173 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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