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Welcome to Ashland ...

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

The pronunciation of Ashland: ASH-lund<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ashland has a population of 20,275 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ashland.

Ashland is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Ashland: (419) and (567)<5>

The ZIP code for Ashland: 44805<6>

Websites for Ashland ...

Official Website:   www.ashland-ohio.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.ashlandoh.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ashland had an population of 20,275 people. This is a decrease of 0.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashland had a population of 20,362 people (which is 38.32% of the total population of Ashland County). This makes Ashland the county's most populous community.

The population of Ashland represents 0.18% of the population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 81st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,362 people, the population of Ashland decreased 4.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 21,249 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ashland.

Adding Ashland to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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.

In addition, we also found mention of Ashland elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ashland on a George F. Cram Map (1901).

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

Communities Also Named Ashland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina (3), 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.

  • Mansfield [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
    • Mansfield [Richland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<8>
  • Shelby [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
    • Shelby [Richland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,031 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<8>
  • Ontario [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ontario
    • Ontario [Richland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,084 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ontario have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ontario
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ontario<8>
  • Lexington [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
    • Lexington [Richland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,682 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lexington have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lodi [Medina County]
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      • Lodi [Medina County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodi have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lodi<8>
    • Loudonville [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loudonville
      • Loudonville [Ashland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loudonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loudonville<8>
    • New London [Huron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New London
      • New London [Huron County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<8>
    • West Salem [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Salem
      • West Salem [Wayne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Salem<8>
    • Greenwich [Huron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwich
      • Greenwich [Huron County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,422 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwich
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwich<8>
    • Spencer [Medina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Medina County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 789 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<8>

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 22 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Ohio

About Ashland County

About Ohio

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ashland: www.ashland-ohio.com/

The official website for Ashland County: www.ashlandcounty.org/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Ashland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Ashland. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<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>Area code (567) is an overlay for area code (419).
<6>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 city (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).
<7>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: 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: 40.8686, Longitude: -82.3150    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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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