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Ashland, Kansas
(Ford County)

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Census Data for Ashland ...

Although we found mention of Ashland during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer..

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Ashland. If you can help us locate Ashland, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, Ashland has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Ashland, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

Ford County ...

Ashland is located in Ford County<2>.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Ford County.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Ashland and then turned east". While Ashland could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Ashland as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Ashland could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are 4 Kansas communities also named Ashland. While this community is located in Ford County, the others are located in the following counties: Clark, Geary, Ness and Riley. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ashland.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Ford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.






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