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Welcome to Ashford ...
The location of Ashford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Ashford, you might consider that their post office opened in 1890.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Ashford has a population of 2,199 people<3> (see below for details).
Ashford is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Ashford lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Ashford (for example, toward Cedar Springs (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Ashford is located in the (334) area code.
The ZIP code for Ashford: 36312<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ashford had an population of 2,199 people. This is an increase of 2.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.67% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashford had a population of 2,148 people. This makes Ashford the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Ashford represents 0.04% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 169th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,148 people, the population of Ashford increased 15.92% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,853 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Ashford.
Communities Also Named Ashford ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Alabama communities named Ashford: This one is located in Houston County and the other is located in Henry County.
Beyond Alabama, there are 12 communities that are also named Ashford - they are located in Arkansas, Connecticut, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ashford.
Communities near Ashford ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ashford.
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 Ashford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ashford.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ashford. 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 Ashford.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashford. See our Newspapers Page for Ashford.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashford ...
Looking for more information about Ashford? 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.
In addition to the Tourism page for Ashford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ashford.
Adding Ashford to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Ashford 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 Ashford was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Ashford in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Ashford.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ashford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Nov 2023