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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Ashland.

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Around Ashland ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Auburn. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the southeast of Ashland. Auburn has a population of 63,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is LaGrange (GA). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the east of Ashland and has a population of 30,800 people.

For comparison, Ashland has a population of 2,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Ashland and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   W   46 miles [74 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,940   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,823   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Opelika   [Map]   29,869   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,540   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Valley   [Map]   9,377   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   26,562   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Almond   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Barfield   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cragford   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Daviston   [Map]   209   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Delta   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Elder   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Goldville   [Map]   53   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hackneyville   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lineville   [Map]   2,306   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Mellow Valley   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Millerville   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Motley   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
New Site   [Map]   754   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Wadley   [Map]   737   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Waldo   [Map]   276   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]

For more communities neighboring Ashland, please visit our County-by-County Page for Ashland.

Clay County ...

Ashland is located in Clay County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ashland ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cragford   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East of Ashland   [Map]
Erin   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gage   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
High Pine   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Highland   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Lineville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mellow Valley   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rays Crossroads   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Ashland.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Ashland. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability 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 Ashland. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Ashland ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Ashland.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   ENE   Less than 2 miles
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Ashland.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ashland. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   WNW   56 miles [90.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   84 miles [135.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSW   74 miles [119.1 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   102 miles [164.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   ENE   Less than 2 miles
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Auburn - Opelika Airport   (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]
        Website for Auburn - Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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 State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ashland.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Ashland. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ashland) 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 Ashland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2704, Longitude: -85.8335     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ashland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Ashland), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ashland.