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Welcome to Ashford ...

Ashford is located in McDowell County<1>.

Ashford is 1,730 feet [527 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Ashford: (828)

Adding Ashford to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Ashford on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Ashford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Ashford - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Connecticut, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Ashford ...

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

  • Morganton [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganton
    • Morganton [Burke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Ashford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<5>
  • Marion [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the south of Ashford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
  • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Ashford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gamewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
  • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Ashford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glen Alpine [Burke County]
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      • Glen Alpine [Burke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Ashford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Alpine<5>
    • Newland [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newland
      • Newland [Avery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Ashford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<5>
    • Elk Park [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
      • Elk Park [Avery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the north of Ashford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Park<5>
    • Bakersville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Mitchell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Ashford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bakersville<5>
    • Crossnore [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossnore
      • Crossnore [Avery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north of Ashford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossnore have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossnore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossnore<5>
    • Sugar Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Mountain
      • Sugar Mountain [Avery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the north of Ashford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Mountain

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashford ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in North Carolina

About McDowell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including McDowell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ashford) 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 Ashford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AshfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8734, Longitude: -81.9451    
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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