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Welcome to Ashland ...

The town of Ashland is located in Clay County<1> and is the County Seat for Clay County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ashland has a population of 1,895 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 Yates Crossroads (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Ashland: (256) and (938)<5>

The ZIP code for Ashland: 36251<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ashland had an population of 1,895 people. This is a decrease of 6.97% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.56% 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 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 (with 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 have 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.

  • Talladega [Talladega County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talladega
    • Talladega [Talladega County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,457 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talladega
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talladega<8>
  • Lineville [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lineville
    • Lineville [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northeast of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,249 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lineville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lineville<8>
  • Goodwater [Coosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodwater
    • Goodwater [Coosa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,315 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodwater<8>
  • Munford [Talladega County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munford
    • Munford [Talladega County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2015: 1,259 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Munford<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New Site [Tallapoosa County]
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      • New Site [Tallapoosa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 760 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Site
    • Wadley [Randolph County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wadley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadley
      • Wadley [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 714 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wadley<8>
    • Waldo [Talladega County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Talladega County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo
    • Daviston [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daviston
      • Daviston [Tallapoosa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daviston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daviston<8>
    • Goldville [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldville
      • Goldville [Tallapoosa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldville
    • Mellow Valley [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mellow Valley
      • Mellow Valley [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Ashland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mellow Valley

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Clay County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Clay, 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 Ashland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<6>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 town (such as Ashland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ashland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2704, Longitude: -85.8335       In this case, the coordinates for Ashland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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