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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>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Ashland, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1870.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ashland has a population of 514 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 lies within the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ashland had an population of 514 people. This is a decrease of 9.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.92% 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 total 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 (with 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
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • 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 is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,684 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Springs <5>
  • Ripley
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Blue Mountain
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
    • Blue Mountain is located in Tippah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 933 people
  • Walnut
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Hickory Flat
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • 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 is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 555 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat <5>
  • Moscow
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 is located in Fayette County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 549 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow <5>
  • Myrtle
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Falkner
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Potts Camp
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potts Camp <5>
  • Grand Junction
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • 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 is located in Fayette County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Junction <5>

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.

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.<6>

From that list, the Ashland post office opened in 1870.

We also found Ashland in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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 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 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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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