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Welcome to Ashfield ...

Ashfield is located in Franklin County<1>.



Ashfield was settled in 1743 and was incorporated in 1765.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ashfield has a population of 1,720 people<2> (see below for details).

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 is located in the (413) area code.

The ZIP code for Ashfield: 01330<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ashfield had an population of 1,720 people. This is a decrease of 0.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.44% 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 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 (which had a count of 1,800 people).

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

Communities Also Named Ashfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
    • Amherst is located in Hampshire County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,643 people
  • Northampton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northampton
    • Northampton is located in Hampshire County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,362 people
  • Greenfield
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,241 people
  • Easthampton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easthampton
    • Easthampton is located in Hampshire County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,750 people
  • Montague
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montague
    • Montague is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,203 people
  • Adams
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams
    • Adams is located in Berkshire County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,955 people
  • Dalton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dalton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalton
    • Dalton is located in Berkshire County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,479 people
  • Hadley
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hadley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hadley
    • Hadley is located in Hampshire County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,327 people
  • Deerfield
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerfield
    • Deerfield is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,049 people
  • Sunderland
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunderland
    • Sunderland is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,634 people

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.

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ashfield was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Ashfield post office opened in 1814.

We also found Ashfield in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ashfield.

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>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.
<6>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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