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Welcome to Ashfield ...

Ashfield is located in Franklin County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ashfield has a population of 1,717 people<2> (see below for details).

Ashfield was settled in 1743 and was incorporated in 1765.

Ashfield is 1,240 feet [378 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Ashfield lies within the (413) area code.

The ZIP code for Ashfield: 01330<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ashfield had an population of 1,717 people. This is a decrease of 1.15% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashfield had a population of 1,737 people. This makes Ashfield the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Ashfield represents 0.03% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 302nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,737 people, the population of Ashfield decreased 3.5% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,800 people).

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

Adding Ashfield to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ashfield 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 Ashfield was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Communities Also Named Ashfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Ashfield - they are located in Montana (2), Nova Scotia and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Ashfield ...

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

  • Amherst [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
    • Amherst [Hampshire County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Ashfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,924 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Northampton [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northampton
    • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Ashfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28,451 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
  • Greenfield [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Ashfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,258 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
  • Easthampton [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easthampton
    • Easthampton [Hampshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Ashfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,829 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easthampton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Montague [Franklin County]
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      • Montague [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Ashfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
    • Adams [Berkshire County]
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      • Adams [Berkshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Ashfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,010 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams
    • Dalton [Berkshire County]
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      • Dalton [Berkshire County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Ashfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,525 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dalton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dalton
    • Hadley [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hadley
      • Hadley [Hampshire County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ashfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,342 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hadley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hadley
    • Deerfield [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerfield
      • Deerfield [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Ashfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,991 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerfield
    • Sunderland [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunderland
      • Sunderland [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Ashfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,629 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunderland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunderland

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashfield ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Massachusetts

About Franklin County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Franklin, 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 Ashfield.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashfield - 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 community (such as Ashfield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ashfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ashfield) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ashfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AshfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5258, Longitude: -72.7894    
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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