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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Ashland.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Ashland to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Ashland to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Ashland to:

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ashland to Huntsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 169 miles [272 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 594 miles [956 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,478 miles [10,425.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,191 miles [11,572.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,067 miles [8,154.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ashland ...

We have found 56 communities that share the name Ashland.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Ashland. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 55 communities in the United States and Canada - with 55 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 ColoradoLouisianaNew BrunswickRhode Island
 ConnecticutMaineNew HampshireSouth Carolina
 DelawareMarylandNew JerseyTennessee
 GeorgiaMassachusettsNew YorkTexas
 IllinoisMichiganNorth CarolinaVirginia
 IndianaMississippiOhioWest Virginia
 IowaMissouriOklahomaWisconsin
 KansasMontanaOregon 

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Ashland, Alameda County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,980 miles [3,186.5 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Kit Carson County

Our profile page for Ashland, Kit Carson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Kit Carson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Ashland, New London County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in New London County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Ashland, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Georgia

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Ashland, Forsyth County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Forsyth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Ashland, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the East

Oconee County

Our profile page for Ashland, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Cass County

Our profile page for Ashland, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Henry County

Our profile page for Ashland, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the North

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Iowa

Wapello County

Our profile page for Ashland, Wapello County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Clark County

Our profile page for Ashland, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the West Northwest

Ford County

Our profile page for Ashland, Ford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Geary County

Our profile page for Ashland, Geary County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Geary County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ness County

Our profile page for Ashland, Ness County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ness County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Riley County

Our profile page for Ashland, Riley County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Riley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Boyd County

Our profile page for Ashland, Boyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Ashland, Concordia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Southwest

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Ashland, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the West Southwest

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Ashland, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the West Southwest

Terrebonne Parish

Our profile page for Ashland, Terrebonne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Ashland, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Ashland, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the East Northeast

Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for Ashland, Queen Anne's County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Queen Anne's County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Ashland, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 960 miles [1,545 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Alpena County

Our profile page for Ashland, Alpena County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the North

Newaygo County

Our profile page for Ashland, Newaygo County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Benton County

Our profile page for Ashland, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the West

Issaquena County

Our profile page for Ashland, Issaquena County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the West Southwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Ashland, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the Southwest

Monroe County

Our profile page for Ashland, Monroe County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Ashland, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the Northwest

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Ashland, Saint Louis County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Rosebud County

Our profile page for Ashland, Rosebud County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Saunders County

Our profile page for Ashland, Saunders County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Ashland   [Map]
Distance: About 1,273 miles [2,048.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Ashland, Grafton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,002 miles [1,612.6 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Ashland, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Ashland, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the Northeast

Greene County

Our profile page for Ashland, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Ashe County

Our profile page for Ashland, Ashe County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the East Northeast

Bertie County

Our profile page for Ashland, Bertie County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the East Northeast

Caswell County

Our profile page for Ashland, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Ashland County

Our profile page for Ashland, Ashland County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Pittsburg County

Our profile page for Ashland, Pittsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the West

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Oregon

Jackson County

Our profile page for Ashland, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,004 miles [3,225.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Ashland, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the Northeast

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Ashland, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Ashland, Providence County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for Ashland, Darlington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Darlington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lee County

Our profile page for Ashland, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Wayne County

Our profile page for Ashland, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 78 miles [125.5 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Upshur County

Our profile page for Ashland, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Hanover County

Our profile page for Ashland, Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

McDowell County

Our profile page for Ashland, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Ashland County

Our profile page for Ashland, Ashland County   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ashland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Ashland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ashland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7993, Longitude: -86.5161     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ashland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Ashland to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.574 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.347 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.897 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ashland.



 
 
 

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