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Welcome to Ashford ...

The Town of Ashford is located in Windham County<1>.

The location of Ashford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, the Town of Ashford has a population of 4,261 people<3> (see below for details).

Ashford is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ashford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ashford is within the (860) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Ashford had an population of 4,261 people. This is a decrease of 1.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Ashford had a population of 4,317 people. This makes Ashford the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Ashford represents 0.12% of the total population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 156th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,317 people, the population of Ashford increased 5.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,098 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ashford.

Communities Also Named Ashford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Ashford - they are located in New York and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Ashford ...

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

  • Manchester [Hartford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
    • Manchester [Hartford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Ashford
    • Estimated population for 2018: 57,699 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
  • Vernon [Tolland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
    • Vernon [Tolland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Ashford
    • Estimated population for 2018: 29,303 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
  • Mansfield [Tolland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
    • Mansfield [Tolland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Ashford
    • Estimated population for 2018: 25,817 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield
  • Windham [Windham County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
    • Windham [Windham County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Ashford
    • Estimated population for 2018: 24,706 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Killingly [Windham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killingly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killingly
      • Killingly [Windham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Ashford
      • Estimated population for 2018: 17,287 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killingly
    • Webster [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
      • Webster [Worcester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Ashford
      • Estimated population for 2018: 17,027 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
    • Southbridge [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southbridge
      • Southbridge [Worcester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Ashford
      • Estimated population for 2017: 16,911 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southbridge
    • Ellington [Tolland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellington
      • Ellington [Tolland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Ashford
      • Estimated population for 2018: 16,299 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellington
    • Plainfield [Windham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainfield
      • Plainfield [Windham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Ashford
      • Estimated population for 2018: 15,173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainfield
    • Tolland [Tolland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tolland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolland
      • Tolland [Tolland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Ashford
      • Estimated population for 2018: 14,655 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolland

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ashford. 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 Ashford.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashford ...

Looking for more information about Ashford? 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 Ashford, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ashford.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Windham, 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 have 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 Ashford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Ashford) 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 Ashford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8865, Longitude: -72.1731       In this case, the coordinates for Ashford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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