A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Ashland ...
The location of Ashland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Ashland has a population of 1,895 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Ashland.
Ashland is 1,120 feet [341 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Ashland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Ashland (for example, toward Yates Crossroads (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Area codes for Ashland: (256) and (938)<5>
The ZIP code for Ashland: 36251<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ashland had an population of 1,895 people. This is a decrease of 6.97% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.56% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashland had a population of 2,037 people (which is 14.62% of the total population of Clay County). This makes Ashland the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Ashland represents 0.04% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 176th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,037 people, the population of Ashland increased 3.66% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,965 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Ashland.
Adding Ashland to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Ashland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Ashland elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Ashland on a Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ashland on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Ashland ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Ashland: This one is located in Clay County and the other is located in Madison County.
Beyond Alabama, there are 56 communities that are also named Ashland - they are located in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky, Louisiana (4), Maine, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi (4), Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina (3), Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ashland.
Communities near Ashland ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ashland.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ashland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ashland.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ashland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ashland.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashland. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ashland.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashland ...
Looking for more information about Ashland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ashland, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ashland.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ashland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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This page was last modified: 24 Feb 2021