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Welcome to Ashland ...
The location of Ashland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Ashland, you might consider that their post office opened in 1870.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Ashland has a population of 1,899 people<3> (see below for details).
Ashland is 1,120 feet [341 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Ashland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Ashland (for example, toward Ephesus (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Telephone area codes for Ashland: (256) & (938)<5>
The ZIP code for Ashland: 36251<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ashland had an population of 1,899 people. This is a decrease of 6.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.36% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashland had a population of 2,037 people (which is 14.62% of the total population of Clay County). This makes Ashland the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Ashland represents 0.04% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 176th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,037 people, the population of Ashland increased 3.66% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,965 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Ashland.
Communities Also Named Ashland ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Alabama communities named Ashland: This one is located in Clay County and the other is located in Madison County.
Beyond Alabama, there are 56 communities that are also named Ashland - they are located in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky, Louisiana (4), Maine, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi (4), Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina (3), Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ashland.
Communities near Ashland ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ashland.
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 Ashland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ashland.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ashland.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashland. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ashland.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashland ...
Looking for more information about Ashland? 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 Ashland, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ashland.
Adding Ashland to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Ashland 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 Ashland was in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).
We also found Ashland in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Ashland.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 23 Sep 2023