Ludowici, GA


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Ludowici (pronounced "Loo'duh-wi'-see") is a city in Long County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,440 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Long County. It is a part of the Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Ludowici has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), of which 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²) is land and 0.45% is water. Ludowici is located 30 miles (48 km) from the coast and is nestled between the Georgia towns of Jesup, Darien, Hinesville/Ft. Stewart, and Glennville.
Originally called Johnston Station, it was incorporated on August 23, 1905. The city was later renamed after William Ludowici. Ludowici was a German immigrant who contributed substantially to the construction of the county high school.