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Welcome to Ashton ...
The location of Ashton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Ashton, you might consider that their post office opened in 1866.
Ashton is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Ashton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Ashton lies within the (401) area code.
Websites for Ashton ...
Junior League: www.jlri.org/
Communities Also Named Ashton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (3), Prince Edward 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.
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. Our list includes 8 papers. 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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ashton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>
We also found Ashton in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Ashton.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 03 Sep 2023