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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<2>.

Ashcroft was founded in 1880.

The community of Ashcroft was previously named Chloride. Going back to its beginning, Ashcroft was originally named Castle Forks City. For more information about the names of Ashcroft, see The Names of Ashcroft on our Genealogy Page.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Ashcroft is 9,520 feet [2,902 m] above sea level.<3> 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

Ashcroft would have been located in the (970) area code.

Adding Ashcroft to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ashcroft in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ashcroft was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ashcroft on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Ashcroft ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ashcroft.

  • Aspen [Pitkin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspen
    • Aspen [Pitkin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Ashcroft
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,401 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aspen<5>
  • Snowmass Village [Pitkin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowmass Village
    • Snowmass Village [Pitkin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Ashcroft
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,732 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowmass Village
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snowmass Village<5>
  • Crested Butte [Gunnison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crested Butte
    • Crested Butte [Gunnison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Ashcroft
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,723 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crested Butte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crested Butte<5>
  • 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]<4> to the southwest of Ashcroft
    • Estimated population in 2019: 876 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Crested Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Crested Butte
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Independence [Pitkin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Pitkin County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> 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]<4> to the east of Ashcroft
    • Gothic [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gothic
      • Gothic [Gunnison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Ashcroft
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gothic
    • Lenado [Pitkin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenado
      • Lenado [Pitkin County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Ashcroft
    • Woody Creek [Pitkin County]
    • Crystal [Gunnison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal
      • Crystal [Gunnison County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Ashcroft

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 Ashcroft. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ashcroft.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ashcroft.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashcroft. See our Newspapers Page for Ashcroft.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Pitkin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashcroft - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 (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: 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    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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