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Welcome to Ashton ...

Ashton is located in Pender County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Ashton, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Ashton is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Ashton is within the boundaries of the (910) area code.

Communities Also Named Ashton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 31 communities that are also named Ashton - they are located in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Ontario (3), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Ashton ...

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

  • Wilmington [New Hanover County]
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    • Wilmington [New Hanover County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Ashton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 124,794 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<5>
  • Burgaw [Pender County]
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    • Burgaw [Pender County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Ashton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,127 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burgaw have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burgaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burgaw<5>
  • Wallace [Duplin County]
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    • Wallace [Duplin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Ashton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,859 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallace have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallace
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallace<5>
  • Holly Ridge [Onslow County]
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    • Holly Ridge [Onslow County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Ashton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,092 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Ridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Ridge<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Navassa [Brunswick County]
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      • Navassa [Brunswick County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Ashton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navassa have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Surf City [Onslow County]
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      • Surf City [Onslow County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Ashton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surf City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surf City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surf City<5>
    • Wrightsville Beach [New Hanover County]
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      • Wrightsville Beach [New Hanover County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Ashton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,516 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrightsville Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrightsville Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wrightsville Beach<5>
    • Belville [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belville
      • Belville [Brunswick County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Ashton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belville
    • Northwest [Brunswick County]
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      • Northwest [Brunswick County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Ashton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 806 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwest
    • Topsail Beach [Pender County]
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      • Topsail Beach [Pender County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Ashton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topsail Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Topsail Beach<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 Ashton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ashton.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashton ...

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

Adding Ashton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

The Communities of North Carolina

About Pender County

About North Carolina

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

The official website for Pender County: www.pender-county.com/

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 Pender, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ashton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ashton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AshtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4756, Longitude: -77.9005       In this case, the coordinates for Ashton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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