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Welcome to Ashland ...

The village of Ashland is located in Cass County.

The pronunciation of Ashland: ASH-luhnd<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Ashland has a population of 1,219 people<2> (see below for details).

Ashland is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ashland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Ashland: (217)

The ZIP code for Ashland: 62612<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashland had a population of 1,333 people (or 9.77% of the total population of Cass County). This makes Ashland the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Ashland represents 0.01% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 589th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,333 people, the population of Ashland decreased 2.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,361 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Ashland had an population of 1,219 people. This is a decrease of 8.55% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.43% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Ashland ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Athens   [Map]   1,911   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   18,454   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jerome   [Map]   1,607   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Leland Grove   [Map]   1,488   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Loami   [Map]   752   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
New Berlin   [Map]   1,332   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Ashland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 56 communities that are also named Ashland - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia (3), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky, Louisiana (4), Maine, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi (4), Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina (3), Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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 Ashland. 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 Ashland. 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 Ashland.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashland ...

Looking for more information about Ashland? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ashland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ashland.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Illinois

About Cass County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Ashland. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ashland.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Ashland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ashland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ashland) 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 Ashland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8879, Longitude: -90.0083     [Map].

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