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Ludlow

Location Map for Ludlow

Location Map for Ludlow

Year Population
1970 259
1980 403
1990 430
2000 402
2010 404
Ludlow Population Chart 1860-2010

Population Trend 1860-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 46:09:34
W. Latitude 67:58:39
Maine House District 145
Maine Senate District 2
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 22.0
Area sq. mi. (land) 22.0
Population/sq.mi. (land) 18.4
County: Aroostook

Total=land+water; Land=land only

[LUD-low] is a town in Aroostook County, incorporated on March 21, 1864 from Belfast Academy Grant Plantation, itself organized in 1840.

General John Cummings, agent for the trustees of Belfast Academy and probably the first white settler, arrived on October 8, 1826.

In the 1880’s Ludlow had two sawmills in operation.  Its primary economic activity was in farming: mostly  oats, wheat, and potatoes.

Old School, Now the Town Office (2003)

Old School, Now the Town Office (2003)

Old School, Now the Town Office (2003)

Old School, Now the Town Office (2003)

This “half-township” (New Limerick occupies the other half of the original township) lies just west of the northern portion of Houlton.

Farmhouse and Barn (2003)

Farmhouse and Barn (2003)

Field of Soy Beans (2003)

Field of Soy Beans (2003)

Ludlow is an agricultural community in the heart of southern Aroostook potato county. The soybean field above is an example of the continuous, historic attempts to diversify the county’s farm economy.

Tilled Field on the Ludlow Road in Ludlow (2012)

Tilled Field on the Ludlow Road (2012)

Ludlow Town Hall on the Ludlow Road (2012)

Ludlow Town Hall on the Ludlow Road (2012)

The town office is located in an old schoolhouse, which also has housed the Head Start program.

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