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1890 Communities Near Ashland ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Ashland had a population of 635 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Ashland had a population of 1,983 people.

Almond   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Almond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bluff Springs   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chandler Springs   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Chandler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Christiana   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Christiana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cowpens   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Ashland
 - Cowpens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Delta   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Delta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dingler   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Dingler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Emuckfaw   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ashland
 - Emuckfaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gibsonville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ashland
 - Gibsonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goldville   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Goldville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hackneyville   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Hackneyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatchet Creek   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Ashland
 - Hatchet Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hopeful   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ashland
 - Hopeful had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ironaton   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Ironaton had a post office and railroad service
 
Kentuck   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Kentuck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lineville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 234 people (with 2,319 people in 2015)
 - Lineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malone Ferry   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ashland
 - Malone Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
McElderry   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ashland
 - McElderry had a post office and railroad service
 
Mellow Valley   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Mellow Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millerville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ashland
 - Millerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Site   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 755 people in 2015)
 - New Site had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ofelia   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ashland
 - Ofelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smelley   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ashland
 - Smelley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waldo   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 278 people in 2015)
 - Waldo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zana   (Tallapoosa County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Zana was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ashland
 - 1895 population of 204 people
 - Zana had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ashland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Ashland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ashland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ashland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2704, Longitude: -85.8335     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ashland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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