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Ashmore, Illinois

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The location of Ashmore

Welcome to Ashmore ...

The village of Ashmore is located in Coles County.

The location of Ashmore has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Ashmore: ASH-mohr<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Ashmore has a population of 759 people<3> (see below for details).

Ashmore is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Ashmore (for example, toward West Terre Haute (IN)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Ashmore is within the boundaries of the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Ashmore: 61912<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashmore had a population of 785 people. This makes Ashmore the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 785 people, the population of Ashmore decreased 2.97% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 809 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Ashmore had an population of 759 people. This is a decrease of 3.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.18% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Ashmore ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Ashmore and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Arcola   [Map]   2,882   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Casey   [Map]   2,664   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Charleston   [Map]   20,996   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kansas   [Map]   728   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Marshall   [Map]   3,860   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Martinsville   [Map]   1,119   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Ashmore ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Ashmore - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania and Texas.

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

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 Ashmore. 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 Ashmore. 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 Ashmore. Our list includes 4 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashmore ...

Looking for more information about Ashmore? 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 Ashmore, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ashmore.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Illinois

About Coles County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Coles County:

The official website for State of Illinois:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Ashmore. 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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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ashmore.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashmore - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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 Ashmore). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ashmore or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ashmore) 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 Ashmore. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashmore

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashmore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5305, Longitude: -88.0202     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ashmore have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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