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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>

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.

  • Talladega
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Lineville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
  • Goodwater
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Munford
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • New Site
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • New Site is located in Tallapoosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 755 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Site
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on New Site
  • Wadley
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wadley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wadley is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadley
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Wadley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wadley <7>
  • Waldo
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Waldo is located in Talladega County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 272 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Waldo
  • Daviston
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Goldville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Goldville is located in Tallapoosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldville
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Goldville
  • Erin
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Erin is located in Clay County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erin
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Erin

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.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ashland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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 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>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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