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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 altitude 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.

Communities near Ashcroft ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Ashcroft and not the distance as if you drove.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Aspen   [Map]   7,359   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Crested Butte   [Map]   1,643   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ashcroft. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

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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 '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, 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 Ashcroft

Our 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     [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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