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Welcome to Ashford ...

The city of Ashford is located in Houston County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Ashford has a population of 2,152 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 Colquitt (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Ashford lies within the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for Ashford: 36312<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Ashford had an population of 2,152 people. This is an increase of 0.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.14% 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 have 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.

  • Dothan [Houston County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dothan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dothan
    • Dothan [Houston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Ashford
    • Estimated population in 2018: 68,247 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dothan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dothan<7>
  • Headland [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Headland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Headland
    • Headland [Henry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Ashford
    • Estimated population in 2018: 4,714 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Headland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Headland<7>
  • Taylor [Houston County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
    • Taylor [Houston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Ashford
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,383 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
  • Midland City [Dale County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland City
    • Midland City [Dale County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Ashford
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,350 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland City<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kinsey [Houston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinsey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinsey
      • Kinsey [Houston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Ashford
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,220 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinsey
    • Malone [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malone
      • Malone [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Ashford
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malone<7>
    • Cowarts [Houston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowarts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowarts
      • Cowarts [Houston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Ashford
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,048 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowarts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowarts<7>
    • Rehobeth [Houston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rehobeth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rehobeth
      • Rehobeth [Houston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Ashford
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rehobeth
    • Malvern [Geneva County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malvern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malvern
      • Malvern [Geneva County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Ashford
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,438 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malvern
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malvern<7>
    • Webb [Houston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webb
      • Webb [Houston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Ashford
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,436 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webb<7>

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.

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Houston, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ashford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 city (such as Ashford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ashford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ashford) 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 Ashford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1854, Longitude: -85.2366       In this case, the coordinates for Ashford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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