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Welcome to Ashby ...

Ashby is located in Middlesex County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ashby has a population of 3,219 people<2> (see below for details).

Ashby was settled in 1676 and was incorporated in 1767.

Ashby is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Ashby: (978) & (351)<4>

The ZIP code for Ashby: 01431<5>

Websites for Ashby ...

Official Website: www.ci.ashby.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ashby had an population of 3,219 people. This is an increase of 4.72% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashby had a population of 3,074 people. This makes Ashby the county's 54th most populous community.

The population of Ashby represents 0.05% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 276th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,074 people, the population of Ashby increased 8.05% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,845 people).

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

Adding Ashby to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Ashby elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ashby on a George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

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

Communities Also Named Ashby ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Ashby - they are located in Alabama, Indiana (2), Minnesota, Nebraska, Nova Scotia, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (2) and Washington.

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

Communities near Ashby ...

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

  • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
    • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Ashby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 89,355 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<7>
  • Leominster [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leominster
    • Leominster [Worcester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Ashby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,716 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leominster
  • Fitchburg [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fitchburg
    • Fitchburg [Worcester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Ashby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,638 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fitchburg
  • Gardner [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardner
    • Gardner [Worcester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Ashby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,683 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardner
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Milford [Hillsborough County]
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      • Milford [Hillsborough County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Ashby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<7>
    • Clinton [Worcester County]
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      • Clinton [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Ashby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Pepperell [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pepperell
      • Pepperell [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Ashby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pepperell
    • Lunenburg [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lunenburg
      • Lunenburg [Worcester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Ashby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,736 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lunenburg
    • Amherst [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
      • Amherst [Hillsborough County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Ashby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,393 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amherst<7>
    • Groton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groton
      • Groton [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Ashby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groton

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 Ashby. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ashby.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ashby. 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 Ashby.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashby. See our Newspapers Page for Ashby.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashby ...

Looking for more information about Ashby? 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 Ashby, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ashby.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ashby: www.ci.ashby.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Middlesex, 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 Ashby.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<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 community (such as Ashby). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ashby or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ashby) 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 Ashby. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashby

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6775, Longitude: -71.8202    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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