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.
A post office called Ladysmith has been in operation since 1928. The community was named after Ladysmith, in South Africa. An alternate folk etymology maintains the community has the name of one Miss Smith, original owner of the site.
- Pendleton Golf Club
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