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Ashmore, Illinois

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Welcome to Ashmore ...

The pronunciation of Ashmore: ASH-mohr<1>

The village of Ashmore is located in Coles County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Ashmore has a population of 766 people<2> (see below for details).

Ashmore is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ashmore lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Ashmore (for example, toward West Terre Haute (IN)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Ashmore lies within the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Ashmore: 61912<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashmore had a population of 785 people. This makes Ashmore the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 785 people, the population of Ashmore decreased 2.97% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 809 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Ashmore had an population of 766 people. This is a decrease of 2.42% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.32% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ashmore.

Communities near Ashmore ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2015
Arcola   [Map]   2,884   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Casey   [Map]   2,709   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Charleston   [Map]   21,196   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kansas   [Map]   744   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Marshall   [Map]   3,880   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Martinsville   [Map]   1,135   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ashmore.

Communities Also Named Ashmore ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Ashmore - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ashmore.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ashmore. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ashmore. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashmore. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ashmore:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashmore ...

Looking for more information about Ashmore? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ashmore, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Ashmore.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Ashmore. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Illinois

About Coles County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Coles County:

The official website for State of Illinois:

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ashmore.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashmore - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Ashmore). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ashmore or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Ashmore. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ashmore) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ashmore. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashmore

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashmore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5305, Longitude: -88.0202     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ashmore have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ashmore.


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