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Welcome to Ashland ...

The town of Ashland is located in Benton County<1> and is the County Seat for Benton County.

The location of Ashland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Ashland has a population of 529 people<3> (see below for details).

Ashland is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Ashland is within the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Ashland had an population of 529 people. This is a decrease of 7.03% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashland had a population of 569 people (or 6.52% of the total population of Benton County). This makes Ashland the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Ashland represents 0.02% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 197th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 569 people, the population of Ashland decreased 1.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 577 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 Benton County, we know of another 3 Mississippi communities named Ashland. Those communities are located in the following counties: Issaquena, Jefferson and Monroe County.

Beyond Mississippi, 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, Louisiana (4), Maine, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan (2), 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.

  • Holly Springs [Marshall County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
    • Holly Springs [Marshall County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Ashland
    • Estimated population for 2018: 7,652 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Springs
  • Ripley [Tippah County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
    • Ripley [Tippah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Ashland
    • Estimated population for 2018: 5,264 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley
  • Blue Mountain [Tippah County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
    • Blue Mountain [Tippah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Ashland
    • Estimated population for 2018: 982 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
  • Walnut [Tippah County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
    • Walnut [Tippah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Ashland
    • Estimated population for 2018: 754 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Moscow [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Ashland
      • Estimated population for 2018: 563 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow
    • Hickory Flat [Benton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
      • Hickory Flat [Benton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Ashland
      • Estimated population for 2018: 560 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat
    • Myrtle [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Ashland
      • Estimated population for 2018: 506 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myrtle
    • Falkner [Tippah County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falkner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkner
      • Falkner [Tippah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Ashland
      • Estimated population for 2018: 496 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falkner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falkner
    • Potts Camp [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potts Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Camp
      • Potts Camp [Marshall County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Ashland
      • Estimated population for 2018: 472 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potts Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potts Camp
    • Grand Junction [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Junction
      • Grand Junction [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Ashland
      • Estimated population for 2018: 270 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Junction

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 5 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 ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Benton County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Benton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ashland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Ashland) 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 Ashland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8341, Longitude: -89.1777       In this case, the coordinates for Ashland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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