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Welcome to Ashland ...

Ashland is located in Rosebud County<1> (at the time of its founding, Ashland was located in Custer County).

While we don't have a date for the founding of Ashland, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1886.

Ashland is 2,910 feet [887 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Ashland is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Ashland lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Ashland: (406)

The ZIP code for Ashland: 59003<3>

Communities Also Named Ashland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that 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), Mississippi (4), Missouri (2), 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 7 communities that are near Ashland.

  • Lame Deer
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Birney
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Muddy
    (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muddy have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddy
    • Muddy is located in Big Horn County
  • Sonnette
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Colstrip
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
  • Otter
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
  • Epsie ‑ Historic
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epsie
    • Epsie is located in Powder River County

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 4 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 1886.

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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Rosebud, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 Ashland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ashland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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:


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