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Do you know of Ashton ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Ashton. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Ashton.

We found mention of Ashton as a post office (see Mentions and References below), but can't determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Kingman County, Kansas.

It's common that the post office is named the same as the community in which it's located (although that's not always case). In this case, we can't match this post office to any of the existing communities in our gazetteer.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1879 and closed  in 1885.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Ashton ...

We found 29 communities that share the name Ashton.

There is one other community in Kansas which is also named Ashton.

Beyond Kansas, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 28 communities, 27 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Kansas ...
    • Sumner County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Ashton [Sumner County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Chicot County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Ashton [Chicot County].
    • California
      • Lassen County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Ashton [Lassen County].
    • Florida
      • Osceola County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Ashton [Osceola County].
    • Georgia
      • Ben Hill County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Ashton [Ben Hill County].
      • Irwin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Ashton [Irwin County].
    • Idaho
      • Fremont County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Ashton [Fremont County].
    • Illinois
      • Lee County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Ashton [Lee County].
    • Indiana
      • Ripley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Ashton [Ripley County].
    • Iowa
      • Osceola County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Ashton [Osceola County].
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Mary Parish
      • Please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Ashton [Saint Mary Parish].
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Ashton [Montgomery County].
      • Washington County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Ashton [Washington County].
    • Michigan
      • Osceola County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Ashton [Osceola County].
    • Minnesota
      • Winona County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Ashton [Winona County].
    • Missouri
      • Buchanan County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Ashton [Buchanan County].
      • Clark County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Ashton [Clark County].
    • Nebraska
      • Sherman County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Ashton [Sherman County].
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Ashton [Nye County].
    • New York
      • Ulster County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Ashton [Ulster County].
    • North Carolina
      • Pender County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Ashton [Pender County].
    • Ohio
      • Noble County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Ashton [Noble County].
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Ashton.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • Please visit our profile page for the Prince Edward Island community of Ashton.
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Rhode Island community of Ashton [Providence County].
    • South Carolina
      • Colleton County
      • Please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Ashton [Colleton County].
    • South Dakota
      • Spink County
      • Please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Ashton [Spink County].
    • West Virginia
      • Mason County
      • Please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Ashton [Mason County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Ashton [Dane County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ashton ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Ashton:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<2>

More Orphans in  Kingman County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Kingman County.

AkronLeland
 Loette
BlanchardLotta
Brighton 
BrossMabel
Browns SpurMaud
Browns 
ButterflyNew Rochester
 Ninnescah
Carntyne 
CarvelOakland
ClaimOkaw
 Oklahoma
Dale City 
 Patterson
EunicePeters
  
FoxRichland
 Rural
Hold-the-Fort 
 Soudan
Julia 
 Terrapin
KalamazooTrenton
  
LashmetWest Port

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

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 Ashton 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.
<2>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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