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Our Genealogy Helper for Ashcroft ...

So far, we have found very little information about Ashcroft. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Ashcroft to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ashcroft, please Contact Us.


We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Ashcroft (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ashcroft. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Ashcroft ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Over the years, Ashcroft had several name changes:

  • Prior to its current name of Ashcroft, it was known as Chloride.
  • Before changing to Chloride, it was named Castle Forks City.
  • Ashcroft was originally named Castle Forks City

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

A Few Details for Ashcroft ...

While it's still very early in our research, we have found that:

  • Ashcroft was founded in 1880.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Although our information shows that the community of Ashcroft is historic, it would have been located within present day Pitkin County.

To see how the shape of Colorado's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pitkin County: Chaffee, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Lake & Mesa.

Below are the counties that are near Ashcroft. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ashcroft:

  • Pitkin County     (The home county of Ashcroft)
    • Aspen [Pitkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspen
      • Aspen [Pitkin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Ashcroft
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,657 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aspen<3>
    • Independence [Pitkin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Pitkin County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Ashcroft
      • Independence has also been known as:
      • Chipeta
      • Farwell
      • Hunter's Pass
      • Mammoth City
      • Mount Hope
      • Sparkill
    • Ruby [Pitkin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Pitkin County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Ashcroft
    • Lenado [Pitkin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenado
      • Lenado [Pitkin County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Ashcroft
    • Snowmass Village [Pitkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowmass Village
      • Snowmass Village [Pitkin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Ashcroft
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,760 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowmass Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snowmass Village<3>
    • Woody Creek [Pitkin County]
    • Norrie [Pitkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norrie
      • Norrie [Pitkin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Ashcroft
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norrie
    • Biglow [Pitkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biglow
      • Biglow [Pitkin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Ashcroft
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biglow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biglow
    • Meredith [Pitkin County]
    • Thomasville [Pitkin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomasville
      • Thomasville [Pitkin County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Ashcroft
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomasville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Snowmass [Pitkin County]
    • Redstone [Pitkin County]
  • Chaffee County
    • Winfield [Chaffee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Chaffee County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Ashcroft
    • Banker Mine [Chaffee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banker Mine
      • Banker Mine [Chaffee County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Ashcroft
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Banker Mine. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Vicksburg [Chaffee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicksburg
      • Vicksburg [Chaffee County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Ashcroft
      • Vicksburg has also been known as:
      • Vicksburg Mining Camp
    • Granite [Chaffee County]
    • Buena Vista [Chaffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Chaffee County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Ashcroft
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista<3>
    • Johnson Village [Chaffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Village
      • Johnson Village [Chaffee County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Ashcroft
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnson Village<3>
  • Eagle County
    • Basalt [Eagle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basalt
      • Basalt [Eagle County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Ashcroft
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,183 people
      • Former names for Basalt:
      • Aspen Junction
      • Fryingpan Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basalt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basalt<3>
    • Troutville [Eagle County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
      • Troutville [Eagle County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Ashcroft
    • El Jebel [Eagle County]
    • Holy Cross City [Eagle County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holy Cross City
      • Holy Cross City [Eagle County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Ashcroft
    • Red Cliff [Eagle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Cliff
      • Red Cliff [Eagle County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Ashcroft
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 300 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Cliff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Cliff<3>
    • Beaver Creek [Eagle County]
  • Garfield County
    • Carbondale [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
      • Carbondale [Garfield County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Ashcroft
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,729 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbondale<3>
  • Gunnison County
    • Gothic [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gothic
      • Gothic [Gunnison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Ashcroft
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gothic
    • Mount Crested Butte [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Crested Butte
      • Mount Crested Butte [Gunnison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Ashcroft
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 893 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Crested Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Crested Butte
    • Crested Butte [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crested Butte
      • Crested Butte [Gunnison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Ashcroft
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,682 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crested Butte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crested Butte<3>
    • Crystal [Gunnison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal
      • Crystal [Gunnison County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Ashcroft
    • Irwin [Gunnison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Gunnison County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Ashcroft
    • Marble [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble
      • Marble [Gunnison County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Ashcroft
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marble have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marble<3>
    • Abbeyville [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeyville
      • Abbeyville [Gunnison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Ashcroft
      • Former name for Abbeyville:
      • Hillerton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeyville
    • Tincup [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tincup
      • Tincup [Gunnison County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Ashcroft
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tincup
    • Almont [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almont
      • Almont [Gunnison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the south of Ashcroft
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almont have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almont<3>
    • Pitkin [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pitkin
      • Pitkin [Gunnison County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Ashcroft
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 70 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pitkin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pitkin<3>
    • Gunnison [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunnison
      • Gunnison [Gunnison County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the south of Ashcroft
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,840 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunnison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gunnison<3>
    • Ohio City [Gunnison County]
    • Somerset [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerset
      • Somerset [Gunnison County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the west of Ashcroft
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerset
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somerset<3>
  • Lake County
    • Twin Lakes [Lake County]
    • Leadville [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadville
      • Leadville [Lake County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Ashcroft
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,773 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leadville<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Ashcroft, see our County-by-County Page for Ashcroft.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Ashcroft ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 61 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashcroft.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ashcroft. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ashcroft and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ashcroft.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Ashcroft.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ashcroft:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Colorado

Cemeteries Near Ashcroft ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ashcroft.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Ashcroft covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Ute Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ute Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ute Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ute Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Ashcroft.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ute Cemetery
  • Aspen Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Aspen Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Aspen Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Aspen Grove Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Ashcroft.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspen Grove Cemetery
  • Red Butte Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Red Butte Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red Butte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Butte Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Ashcroft.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Butte Cemetery
  • Crested Butte Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crested Butte Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crested Butte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Crested Butte Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Ashcroft.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crested Butte Cemetery
  • Irwin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Irwin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Irwin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Irwin Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Ashcroft.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin Cemetery
  • Wheatley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wheatley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wheatley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wheatley Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Ashcroft.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatley Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Jacks Cabin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jacks Cabin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jacks Cabin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jacks Cabin Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Ashcroft.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacks Cabin Cemetery
    • Windfield Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Windfield Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Windfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Windfield Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Ashcroft.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windfield Cemetery
    • Marble Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Marble Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Marble Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Marble Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Ashcroft.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
    • Boothill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boothill Cemetery
      • Boothill Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Ashcroft.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boothill Cemetery
    • Tincup Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tincup Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tincup Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tincup Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Ashcroft.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tincup Cemetery
    • Granite Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Granite Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Granite Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Granite Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Ashcroft.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Cemetery
    • Evergreen Cemetery
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Joseph Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Ashcroft.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.

Ashcroft itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 41 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Ashcroft, with the one closest to Ashcroft listed first.

  • Ashcroft [Pitkin County] - Historic
    • While Ashcroft was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashcroft
    • Ashcroft [Pitkin County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Ashcroft
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 41 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ashcroft had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former names for Ashcroft:
    • Castle Forks City
    • Chloride
  • Aspen [Pitkin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspen
    • Aspen [Pitkin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Ashcroft
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,108 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,657 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Aspen had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aspen<3>
  • Gothic [Gunnison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gothic
    • Gothic [Gunnison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Ashcroft
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gothic had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gothic
  • Lenado [Pitkin County] - Historic
    • While Lenado was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenado
    • Lenado [Pitkin County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Ashcroft
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lenado had a post office and no railroad service
  • Pittsburg [Gunnison County] - Historic
    • While Pittsburg was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsburg
    • Pittsburg [Gunnison County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Ashcroft
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pittsburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Woody Creek [Pitkin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woody Creek
    • Woody Creek [Pitkin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of Ashcroft
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woody Creek had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woody Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woody Creek<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Crested Butte [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crested Butte
      • Crested Butte [Gunnison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Ashcroft
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 857 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,682 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Crested Butte had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crested Butte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crested Butte<3>
    • Crystal [Gunnison County] - Historic
      • While Crystal was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal
      • Crystal [Gunnison County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Ashcroft
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Crystal had a post office and no railroad service
    • Winfield [Chaffee County] - Historic
      • While Winfield was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Chaffee County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Ashcroft
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 44 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Winfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Nast [Pitkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nast
      • Nast [Pitkin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Ashcroft
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nast had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nast have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nast
    • Irwin [Gunnison County] - Historic
      • While Irwin was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Gunnison County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Ashcroft
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Irwin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Norrie [Pitkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norrie
      • Norrie [Pitkin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Ashcroft
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Norrie had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norrie
    • Thomasville [Pitkin County] - Historic
      • While Thomasville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomasville
      • Thomasville [Pitkin County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Ashcroft
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Thomasville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomasville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ruedi [Eagle County] - Historic
      • While Ruedi was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruedi
      • Ruedi [Eagle County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Ashcroft
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ruedi had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruedi have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Marble [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble
      • Marble [Gunnison County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Ashcroft
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 140 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Marble had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marble have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marble<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ashcroft. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ashcroft.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ashcroft ...

While our initial data about Ashcroft came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ashcroft in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Ashcroft.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Ashcroft:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ashcroft. See our Misc Page for Ashcroft for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Colorado

About Pitkin County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pitkin County: www.aspenpitkin.com/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ashcroft, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Ashcroft) 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 Ashcroft. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AshcroftOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashcroft. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0545, Longitude: -106.7981    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.






















 

 

 

 

 


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