Ladysmith, Virginia

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Central intersection in Ladysmith

Ladysmith is an unincorporated community in Caroline County, in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is located along US 1 and SR 639 (former SR 229), northwest of Ruther Glen and 1 mile (1.6 km) west of I-95 exit 110. The community contains attractions such as the Pendleton Golf Club, which is addressed as being in Ruther Glen.[1]


A post office called Ladysmith has been in operation since 1928.[2] The community was named after Ladysmith, in South Africa.[3] An alternate folk etymology maintains the community has the name of one Miss Smith, original owner of the site.[4]


  1. ^ Pendleton Golf Club
  2. ^ "Caroline County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  3. ^ Dyson, Cathy (July 20, 2003). "History and legend unlock origins of unusual names". The Free Lance-Star. pp. A7. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  4. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 73.

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