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Ashcroft, Colorado

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Welcome to 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.

Ashcroft would have been located within present day Pitkin County.

Ashcroft was founded in 1880.

The community of Ashcroft was named Chloride before it was changed to Ashcroft and going back to its beginning, it was originally named Castle Forks City.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Ashcroft is 9,520 feet [2,902 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Ashcroft is about 1¾ mile [or ~3 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Ashcroft was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Ashcroft still existed, it would have been in the (970) area code.

Communities near Ashcroft ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Ashcroft and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Aspen   [Map]   6,871   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Crested Butte   [Map]   1,604   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Crystal - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gothic   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Independence - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lenado - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ashcroft.

Communities Also Named Ashcroft ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Ashcroft - they are located in British Columbia, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ashcroft.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ashcroft. We make it easy 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 Ashcroft. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashcroft.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ashcroft:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Ashcroft no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Pitkin County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Colorado: 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.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashcroft - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Ashcroft. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), 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 Ashcroft

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashcroft. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0545, Longitude: -106.7981     [Map].

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ashcroft.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ashcroft.