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Ladd, Arkansas Jefferson County



  Populated Place Ladd lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time. 
The U.S. Census Bureau has not provided demographic data that is specific to Ladd and so the information that we have is very limited. We don't have population counts for Ladd. 
Ladd is 200 feet [60.96 m] above sea level.
Ladd, Illinois Bureau County



  Village The history of Ladd must necessarily start a little before the incorporation of the village which was on July 1, 1890. The first settlement at the site of the present village was known as Osgood and was really a construction camp for either the CB&Q Railroad, which completed its line through Ladd in 1888, or the Illinois Valley & Northern Railroad, which built into Ladd in 1887, primarily to serve an elevator which was erected about that time by George D. Ladd of Peru (IL). It was from Mr. Ladd that the village took its name.

The discovery of coal in this section had attracted the attention of mining men, and in 1888, the Whitebreast Coal Company of Iowa brought a number of employees here and started the work of sinking a shaft May 26, 1888.   While mining continued as the village’s main industry, the railroads played an important part in the economic life of the community. With the large amount of tonnage produced by the mines, it attracted railroads and five companies built into the village. With approximately 300 railroad men and 700 miners, the payroll was enormous and the village enjoyed a great era of prosperity.

This condition continued until 1924, when the mine was closed and it became necessary for many families to move to new fields where work was more plentiful. The railroads continued to operate, but with greatly reduced business so, naturally, many of the railroad men was also forced to leave.

The closing of the mine and the slump in railroad business caused the younger generation to look about for other lines of employment and many have succeeded in entering the nearby industries and Ladd has continued to thrive despite the gloomy outlook in 1924. 

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,313 people, 559 households, and 375 families residing in the village.
Ladd, Ohio Pike County



  Populated Place Ladd lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.
The U.S. Census Bureau has not provided demographic data that is specific to Ladd and so the information that we have is very limited. We don't have population counts for Ladd.
Ladd is 1,100 feet [335.28 m] above sea level.
Ladd, Virginia Augusta County



  Populated Place
Located just outside the independent city of Waynesboro, VA and inside Augusta County, Ladd, Virginia is one of the small villages of Virginia. Founded in 1854, the only notable buildings of Ladd left as of 2005 are the Bethlehem Lutheran Church (built 1854), the General Store (now a real estate office), and two homes dating to the early 1900's.
Ladd Hill, Oregon Clackamas County



  Populated Place Ladd Hill lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.
The U.S. Census Bureau has not provided demographic data that is specific to Ladd Hill and so the information that we have is very limited. We don't have population counts for Ladd Hill.
Ladd Hill is 330 feet [100.58 m] above sea level.
Ladds, Tennessee Marion County



  Populated Place Ladds lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.
The U.S. Census Bureau has not provided demographic data that is specific to Ladds and so the information that we have is very limited. We don't have population counts for Ladds.
Ladds is 690 feet [210.31 m] above sea level.
Ladds, Georgia Bartow County



  Populated Place Ladds lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.
The U.S. Census Bureau has not provided demographic data that is specific to Ladds and so the information that we have is very limited. We don't have population counts for Ladds.
Ladds is 700 feet [213.36 m] above sea level.
Laddsburg, Pennsylvania Bradford County



  Populated Place Laddsburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.
The U.S. Census Bureau has not provided demographic data that is specific to Laddsburg and so the information that we have is very limited. We don't have population counts for Laddsburg.
Laddsburg is 1,320 feet [402.34 m] above sea level.
Laddonia, Missouri Audrain County



  City The community was named after Amos Ladd, a founder. Elevation is 778 feet. The estimated population, in 2003, was 599. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 sq mi, all land.
Ladd, North Dakota Bowman County



  Township Elevation is 2,838 feet. The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 26
Ladd, Texas Liberty County



  Place Ladd was on the Trinity Valley and Northern Railway forty miles northeast of Houston in western Liberty County. It was named after E. P. Ladd, one of the railroad company's incorporators. Ladd was near the site of the Dayton Lumber Company, which had built the line to secure better access to its extensive timber holdings north of Dayton. The Ladd commissary, established by the lumber company to serve its workers, was sold to outside businessmen in 1910 in return for their guarantee that it would remain open. The decline of the lumber industry in western and northwestern Liberty County, the demise of the Trinity Valley and Northern in 1933, and the growth of nearby Dayton signaled the end for the station at Ladd.  
Ladd, Missouri Texas County



  Populated Place  
Ladd Estates, Tennessee Roane County



  Populated Place Ladd Estates lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.
The U.S. Census Bureau has not provided demographic data that is specific to Ladd Estates and so the information that we have is very limited. We don't have population counts for Ladd Estates.
Ladd Estates is 760 feet [231.65 m] above sea level.
Laddsville, California Alameda County



  Place In the spring of 1864 a wagon load of lumber appeared in the eastern end the Livermore Valley. It belonged to one Alphonso Ladd and was intended for a frame house. Ladd had pre-empted a 160 acre parcel of the Robert Livermore Rancho Las Positas - perhaps "squatted" is a more apt term since the boundaries of Livermore's property had not yet been quieted. It was Ladd's intention to start a small community to be known as Laddsville. Its location was at the junction of a wagon trail from Dublin with another that crossed the valley from the southwest. That wagon trail from Dublin is today known as Junction Avenue.

Ladd brought another load of lumber into the valley in the fall of 1864 for the construction of a hotel. Besides rooms to let at 50 cents a night, Ladd provided convivial spirits over a bar consisting of two planks laid over upright barrels.

Ladd's venture attracted others to his new community. A general mercantile store; a blacksmith shop, followed by a second one, offered services making and repairing equipment for surrounding farms; a druggist, a brewery and eating establishments were established in the business district. The need for a school became apparent by 1866 - it was established some distance west of the community, near the intersection of what is now Portola and Rincon Avenues, primarily to serve farm children. And by 1868, Laddsville had become a noticeable community, consisting of perhaps 50 people, not more than a half-dozen of whom were registered to vote.

The news coming out of Laddsville at this time was, in most instances, of a violent nature: knifings and shootings. But there was more innocent amusement in the town. Until 1875 the townspeople enjoyed bull fights on Sundays and, on other occasions, a bear might be pitted against a bull, or a dog set upon a badger that was given refuge in a barrel. The bullring was said to have been 30 feet in diameter and seven feet high with several tiers of seats around the ring.

But Alphonso Ladd did not live to see his community in full bloom. He died on November 2, 1868, when he was only 40 years old.

Laddsville bustled with activity in the spring of 1869. The Central Pacific Railroad was being pushed through the valley which meant an economic benefit to the community. Railroad workers required boarding places, lodging, and other wants which residents were quick to supply.

Fire struck the business district of Laddsville in September, 1871. With no fire protection in place, the conflagration quickly spread throughout the village. The town was never rebuilt: most of the inhabitants moved to the new town of Livermore, just a half-mile down the road.

Ladd's Addition Portland, Oregon



  Neighborhood Between Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and Division Street from 12th to 20th Avenues
Alicel, Oregon Union County



  Town Site Alicel is an unincorporated community in the Grande Ronde Valley of Union County, Oregon. It is northeast of La Grande on Oregon State Route 82. According to Oregon Geographic Names, it was a station of the Union Pacific Railroad and was named for Alice Ladd, wife of local resident Charles Ladd.  Alicel had a post office from 1890 until 1972.   Elevation is 2,762 ft.  Charles Ladd was the son of John R Ladd of New York.
Ladd Camp, Washington Lewis County



  Place Elevation 1,180 Ft.


Ladd Ridge, Ohio Pike County



Ladd Point, Vermont Grand Isle County



Ladd Bay, Vermont Grand Isle, County



Ladd Bluff, Arkansas Treat, Pope County



  Cliff  Elevation: 720 ft.
Ladd Peak, Wyoming Rockies, Wind River Range



  Summit 12,957 ft
Ladd Mountain, Nevada Nye County



  Summit 3,940 ft.
Ladd Mountain,
New Hampshire
Belknap County



  Summit 1,338 ft.
Ladd Marsh, Oregon Union County



  Game Management Area Ladd Marsh, approximately 5 miles southeast of La Grande, Oregon. It is a group of wetlands, marshes, and prairies totaling over 4,000 acres in the southwest Grande Ronde Valley. Ladd Marsh is one of the largest remaining wetlands in northeast Oregon.  Currently, ¾ mile of Ladd Creek is channelized, and runs directly adjacent to a gravel road. The creek is habitat for steelhead and bull trout, and originally ran through a meadow.  Named after John R Ladd of New York.
Ladd Hill, Maine Piscataquis County



  Summit 660 ft.
Ladd Hill, Indiana Sullivan County



  Summit 630 ft
Ladd Hill, Connecticut New London County



  Summit 506 ft.
Ladd's Cove, Tennessee Marion County



Ladd Canyon, Oregon Union County



  Valley Named after John R Ladd of New York.
Ladd Canyon, Nevada Pershing County



Ladd Canyon, California Orange County



  Valley Parque Santiago, Santa Ana Mountains.  A glorious location to stop by in the neighborhood of Parque Santiago is West Fork Ladd Canyon, and hiking along the Morrow Trail is wonderful fun.
Ladd, Alaska Kenai Peninsula



Ladd's Circle, Oregon Portland, Oregon



  Park and Gardens Born in Vermont, William Sargent Ladd (1826-1893) came west during the California Gold Rush and settled in Portland in 1851. He prospered as a merchant, established the Ladd and Tilton Bank, and invested in real estate, mainly on the east side of the Willamette River. He was elected mayor in 1854 and was prominent in every aspect of Portland business activity. In 1891 he decided to subdivide his 126-acre farm on Portland's eastside. Inspired by Pierre L'Enfant's plan for Washington, D.C., Ladd designed the plat based on a diagonal street system surrounding a central park. Also included were four diamond-shaped parks located on the points of a compass. Ladd's Addition was considered a radical departure from the common grid pattern of the expanding city.

In 1909, Portland's first parks director, Emanuel Mische, designed a formal landscape plan for the gardens in Ladd's Addition. He planted camellias, perennials, and a lawn area in the central circle and numerous rose varieties in the four diamonds, creating a stunning stained glass effect.

Today the gardens feature over 3,000 roses of sixty varieties that were popular in the early 20th century.
Ladd Glacier, Oregon Hood River County



  Glacier Ladd Glacier is on the north side of Mount Hood which rises to 11,245 ft and is approximately 50 miles east of Portland, Oregon.  Ladd Creek originates at Ladd Glacier.  Named for William Sargent Ladd or his son.
Ladds Point, Tennessee Marion County



Ladd Shoals, Tennessee Roane County



Ladd Canal, Arkansas Lincoln County



Ed Ladd Lake, New Mexico Rio Arriba County



George Ladd Creek, Wisconsin Sawyer County



  Stream Length: 9 Miles.  Named for George Hopkins Ladd, B: 22 Jul 1842, Compton NH.
Ladd Dam, Maine Kennebec County



  Dam China Lake
Ladd Lookout, Washington Lewis County



  Lookout Washington Division of Forestry/DNR.  8 miles north of Morton, Lewis County. Elevation: 3,950.  1955: 40'wooden DNR live-in tower.  Abandoned in 1969.  Gone.
Ladd Ranch, California Madera County




Ladd Things

Ladd Arboretum Evanston, Illinois



  Ecology Center The Edward R. Ladd Arboretum is located in Evanston, Illinois, occupying 23 acres (93,000 m²) in a narrow three-quarter mile  stretch between McCormick Boulevard and the North Shore Channel on land leased from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

The first tree, a ginkgo, was planted by the Evanston Review in the memory of Edward Rixon Ladd (1883-1956), its founder, publisher, and editor. The Arboretum was formally dedicated the following year, on June 10, 1960, after many other trees were planted.
Ladd Peebles Stadium Mobile, Alabama



  Sports Facility Ladd Peebles Stadium (formerly Ladd Memorial Stadium) is a stadium in Mobile, Alabama. It is primarily used for American football, and is the home field for the Senior Bowl and the GMAC Bowl. It opened in 1948 and holds 40,646 people. It is named for Ernest F. Ladd, a deceased banking magnate (he died in 1941), and E. B. Peebles, a civic leader who was instrumental in the revitalization of the Senior Bowl. In addition to football, the stadium is also used for concerts (maximum capacity 50,000), boxing matches, high school graduations, trade shows, and festivals. Ed Sullivan, Jimmy Buffett, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, and countless other celebrities have performed at Ladd Peebles Stadium.
Joseph H Ladd Center Exeter, Rhode Island



Haunted Place

Founded in 1907, the Rhode Island School for the Feeble Minded was established in Exeter.  It's original purpose was for the schooling of mentally retarded and socially and morally delinquent individuals.  Gradually losing sight of it's function as an educational facility, the school increasingly adopted the stance more akin to that of a penal institution.  Such policies were enforced for more than half a century.  Dr Joseph Ladd was the school's founding Superintendent and he was the schools only licensed doctor.  He served for almost 50 years.  The school closed it's doors in 1994 and left behind it a legacy of horrors.

Haunted Places in Rhode Island - Exeter - Joseph P. Ladd Center - aka: Ladd School (mental and rehabilitation hospital (1902-1982) - A compound of 10 buildings located in dank and barren meadows scattered with random sickly, creature-like trees surrounded by acres of dense coniferous woods in Exeter, RI. Comprised of a Recreational Center containing a theatre, basketball courts, locker rooms, bowling alley, indoor swimming pools, classrooms, cafeterias and kitchens, and a sub-basement, 6 story Cylindrical Shaped Infirmary containing a padded cell, dental clinic, operating rooms, morgue, and x-ray clinic. Administration buildings, Dormitories, Classroom buildings, Crematorium, and Community building w/ greenhouse, and a room entirely filled with x-rays and incident reports of patients dating 1968 to 1987. But the Hospital was supposedly closed in 1982. Anyway, a 400 foot elevated water tower amidst a grouping of trees overlooks the compound. Hauntings have been orbs, streaks, and hazes of light recorded on film, both video and 35 mm print film, sounds of breathing and shuffling on tape recorders, wheelchairs and beds moved to different locations, feeling of being watched and followed throughout Infirmary and Recreational Center. One person has had a camera smacked out of her hand and when she picked it up & smacked out of her hand a second time, music on car radio when driving into the compound even when the radio was off. Outdoors, shadows of people move across fields in the distance into the woods; these shadows have been known to sneak up sometimes, and sort of disappear. Leaves blow in the most mild and calm of weather. One July 3rd, 2002 a group of explorers were in the 3rd floor nurses station at 11:30pm when from darkness of the long causeway connecting the infirmary to another building, came the sound of something slowly dragging what sounded like a piano with it's chords echoing for about 4 suddenly stopped...and all four of us suddenly looked at each other with panic written all over our faces. They all watched the color drain out of each others faces as they knew they all heard the same thing, then left immediately.
George and Helen Ladd Library Bates College, Lewiston, Maine



  Academic Facility Bates College is a private liberal arts college, founded in 1855, located in Lewiston, Maine.  Bates confers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. The College enrolls about 1,700 students. Bates is a nonsectarian institution.

Bates is located on a 109-acre campus. Primary academic resources on campus include the George and Helen Ladd Library; the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, which holds the papers of the former Maine Governor, U.S. Senator and U.S. Secretary of State and member of the Class of 1936; and the Olin Arts Center, which houses a concert hall, and the Bates College Museum of Art. The College also holds access to the 574-acre Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area, in Phippsburg, Maine, which preserves one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier beaches on the Atlantic coast; and the neighboring Bates College Coastal Center at Shortridge, which includes an 80-acre woodland and freshwater habitat, scientific field station, and retreat center.

Ladd - Mattoon House Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio



  Architecture This Federal style brick home, which originally stood on the southwest corner of High and North Streets, 72 E. North St., was built in the late 1830s for the family of blacksmith Ansel Mattoon. He served as president of the Worthington Anti-Slavery Society and this was reportedly a station on the Underground Railroad. In the mid-1850s, it was the home of Rev. Thomas Woodrow, minister of the Worthington Presbyterian Church. Architect, builder, : Caleb Ladd.
Ladd Observatory Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island



  Architecture The observatory is located on "high ground" at the corner of Hope Street and Doyle Avenue on the East Side of Providence. the observatory houses a 112 year-old, 12-inch Brashear refractor telescope. in 1891 Ladd Observatory was built, a gift to Brown from Governor H. W. Ladd. a two-story brick structure topped by a copper dome. Center stage is a 15-foot long Brashear refracting telescope, housing a 12-inch in diameter lens, sitting atop a massive mount. Though seemingly cumbersome, this wonderful instrument is so precisely balanced it can be easily maneuvered to any position in the sky with just a slight nudge.
Ladd - Reingold House Portland, Oregon



  Architecture America’s only Hat Museum with 600 hats, located in the Ladd-Reingold House in Ladd’s Addition, 6 minutes from downtown Portland. Four collections: Vintage, Men’s, Novelty and Today’s Hats. Also weird minor collections of things like John Steinbeck’s door stop, British phone booth, couch made out of a 1966 Cadillac, the wedding cake from “The Woman Who Married Her House,” the topless 1927 roadster that crossed the US twice, collections of eyeglasses, hamburgers, crowns and shoes with unusual heels. “The quirkiest attraction in Portland,” and all this stuff is carefully arranged in the old Ladd-Reingold House — on the National Historic Registry.
Ladd - Gilman House Exeter, New Hampshire



  Architecture The Ladd-Gilman house (c. 1721), built by Capt. Nathaniel Ladd and later home to the influential Gilman family of Exeter, provides a close-up view of a wealthy, 18th-century family’s life. Nicholas Gilman Sr., the first treasurer of New Hampshire, and his wife, Ann Taylor, raised their family here. But the house fulfilled political needs as well as domestic: It served as the state treasury during the American Revolution, when Exeter became the state capital, and became the governor’s mansion when Nicholas’s son, John Taylor Gilman, was governor of New Hampshire from 1794–1805 and from 1813–1816.

In 1985, an electrician was working in the attic of the Ladd-Gilman house going through the floors to run wires, he discovered several papers under the floor boards. One of them was an original, folded Dunlap broadside of the Declaration of Independence.

Ladd's Castle, New Jersey Gloucester County



  Architecture This Colonial manor is the oldest brick house in the county. It was built ca. 1688 by John Ladd, who lived there until his death. He is said to have helped William Penn lay out the streets of Philadelphia. Four chimneys enhance its staunch, sturdy appearance, and although it has been shorn of one of its hewn-log wings, the main building, made of native brick, stands proudly on its firm foundations.
Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska



  Military Ladd Field was established in 1940 originally as a Cold Weather Test Station at the insistence of Maj. Gen. H.H. Arnold, Chief of the Army Air Corps. Construction began in the fall of 1938. Named in honor of Maj. Arthur K. Ladd, killed in an aircraft accident in South Carolina in 1935, it was built just east of Fairbanks, Alaska. The first Army Air Corps troops arrived at the field in April 1940. Its World War II facilities were designed to fulfill three missions: cold weather experimental station, air depot for repair and testing of aircraft and the principle base in Alaska for the Air Transport Command. Ladd Field, now known as Fort Wainwright , is a National Historic Landmark, and is located on State Rte. 3, bordering the Tanana River, east of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Ladd Schools

Ladd Elementary School Waynesboro, Virginia



  School Ladd Elementary is a campus style Pre K-5 school with approximately 350 students located within the city limits of Waynesboro but is an Augusta County school.
Ladd Elementary School Fairbanks, Alaska



  School Public school with 491 students.  Ladd Elementary School was opened in the fall of 1992. The school mascot is a leopard and the school colors are black and gold. Our student population ranges from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade with children from both the Fairbanks and Ft. Wainwright communities.
Sanford B Ladd
Elementary School
Kansas City, Missouri



  School Sanford B. Ladd Elementary School is located in Kansas City, MO and is one of 63 elementary schools in Kansas City 33 School District. It is a public school that serves 264 students in grades K-5.
Ladd Acres Elementary School Hillsboro, Oregon



  School In the 1800’s, Reedville was a business area resting on land owned primarily by Ladd and Reed, Portland businessmen. The land was planted in orchards of peach, apple, cherry, and filbert trees.
Ladd School Treat, Pope County, Arkansas



  School Historical
Ladd School Simpson, Pope County, Arkansas



Ladd School Livermore, Alameda County, California



Ladd School Northwest Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois



Ladd School Onstead, Jackson County, Michigan



Ladd School Zalma, Bollinger County, Missouri



  School Historical
Ladd School Athens, Augusta County, Virginia