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Welcome to Ashland ...

The village of Ashland is located in Natchitoches Parish<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Ashland, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1900.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ashland has a population of 261 people<2> (see below for details).

Ashland is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Ashland: (318)

The ZIP code for Ashland: 71002<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ashland had an population of 261 people. This is a decrease of 2.97% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashland had a population of 269 people. This makes Ashland the parish's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 269 people, the population of Ashland decreased 7.56% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 291 people).

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

Communities Also Named Ashland ...

While we believe that this Ashland is located in Natchitoches Parish, we know of another 3 Louisiana communities named Ashland. Those communities are located in the following parishes: Concordia, Tensas and Terrebonne Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, 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), Kentucky, 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.

  • Coushatta
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Ringgold
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Campti
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campti have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campti
    • Campti is located in Natchitoches Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,033 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campti <5>
  • Martin
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
    • Martin is located in Red River Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 543 people
  • Goldonna
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldonna have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldonna
    • Goldonna is located in Natchitoches Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 416 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldonna <5>
  • Hall Summit
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hall Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hall Summit
    • Hall Summit is located in Red River Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 289 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hall Summit <5>
  • Saline
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saline have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saline
    • Saline is located in Bienville Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saline <5>
  • Lucky
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucky have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky
    • Lucky is located in Bienville Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
  • Castor
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Bienville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)

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. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ashland, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor 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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ashland was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Ashland post office opened in 1900.

We also found Ashland on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Louisiana (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ashland.

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Natchitoches, 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 village (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).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>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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