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Welcome to Ashland ...

The city of Ashland is located in Boyd County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ashland has a population of 20,146 people<2> (see below for details).

Ashland was established in 1854.

The community of Ashland is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ashland lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Ashland: (606)

The ZIP codes for Ashland: 41101-41102, 41105, 41114<4>

Websites for Ashland ...

Official Website: www.ashlandky.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ashland had an population of 20,146 people. This is a decrease of 7.09% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashland had a population of 21,684 people (which is 43.77% of the total population of Boyd County). This makes Ashland the county's most populous community.

The population of Ashland represents 0.5% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 21,684 people, the population of Ashland decreased 1.35% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 21,981 people).

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

Adding Ashland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ashland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ashland was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ashland on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ashland on our Genealogy Page.

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), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (5), 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.

Communities near Ashland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ashland.

  • Huntington [Cabell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
    • Huntington [Cabell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 45,110 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntington<7>
  • Barboursville [Cabell County]
  • Grayson [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayson
    • Grayson [Carter County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,894 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grayson<7>
  • Kenova [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenova
    • Kenova [Wayne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,961 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenova
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenova<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Raceland [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raceland
      • Raceland [Greenup County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,355 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raceland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raceland
    • Worthington [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worthington
      • Worthington [Greenup County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,505 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Worthington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worthington
    • Ceredo [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ceredo
      • Ceredo [Wayne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ceredo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ceredo<7>
    • Greenup [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenup
      • Greenup [Greenup County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenup have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenup<7>
    • Wurtland [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wurtland
      • Wurtland [Greenup County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wurtland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wurtland
    • Chesapeake [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
      • Chesapeake [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesapeake<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ashland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ashland.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ashland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashland. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Kentucky

About Boyd County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ashland: www.ashlandky.org/

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Boyd, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ashland.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 city (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).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Ashland includes: 41101, 41105 & 41114.
<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 AshlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4804, Longitude: -82.6430    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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