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Welcome to Ashbank ...

Ashbank is located in Winston County<1>.

The location of Ashbank has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Ashbank, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Ashbank is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Ashbank lies within the (205) area code.

Communities near Ashbank ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ashbank.

  • Jasper
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Winfield
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Haleyville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Carbon Hill
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Double Springs
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Brilliant
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Brilliant is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 862 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brilliant
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Brilliant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brilliant <4>
  • Lynn
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Lynn is located in Winston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Lynn
  • Glen Allen
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Glen Allen is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 480 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Allen
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Glen Allen
  • Arley
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Kansas
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Kansas is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Kansas

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 Ashbank. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ashbank.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ashbank. 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 Ashbank.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashbank. See our Newspapers Page for Ashbank.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashbank ...

Looking for more information about Ashbank? 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 Ashbank, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ashbank.

Adding Ashbank to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ashbank in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ashbank was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ashbank.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Winston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashbank - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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