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Welcome to Ashton ...

The village of Ashton is located in Lee County.

The pronunciation of Ashton: ASH-tuhn<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Ashton has a population of 907 people<2> (see below for details).

Ashton is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Ashton: (815) & (779)<4>

The ZIP code for Ashton: 61006<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashton had a population of 972 people. This makes Ashton the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 972 people, the population of Ashton decreased 14.89% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,142 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Ashton had an population of 907 people. This is a decrease of 6.69% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.58% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Ashton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

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

Community   2017
Amboy   [Map]   2,344   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Byron   [Map]   3,608   N   18 miles [29 km]
Davis Junction   [Map]   2,297   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dixon   [Map]   15,202   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hillcrest   [Map]   1,243   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Malta   [Map]   1,160   E   18 miles [29 km]

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

Communities Also Named Ashton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 31 communities that are also named Ashton - they are located in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (3), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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 Ashton. 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 Ashton. 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 Ashton. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About Lee County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Illinois:

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Ashton. 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 Ashton.

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

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<4>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).

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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 Ashton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ashton 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 from Point A (ie- Ashton) 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 Ashton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8671, Longitude: -89.2209     [Map].

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