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Welcome to Ashton ...

Ashton is located in Colleton County<1>.

The location of Ashton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Ashton is 110 feet [34 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 (843) area code.

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

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

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, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (3), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, 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.

  • Walterboro [Colleton County]
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    • Walterboro [Colleton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Ashton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,426 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walterboro<5>
  • Bamberg [Bamberg County]
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    • Bamberg [Bamberg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Ashton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,189 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bamberg<5>
  • Allendale [Allendale County]
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    • Allendale [Allendale County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Ashton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,924 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allendale<5>
  • Hampton [Hampton County]
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    • Hampton [Hampton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Ashton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,505 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Varnville [Hampton County]
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      • Varnville [Hampton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Ashton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,976 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnville<5>
    • Fairfax [Allendale County]
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      • Fairfax [Allendale County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Ashton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,675 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<5>
    • Branchville [Orangeburg County]
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      • Branchville [Orangeburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Ashton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 953 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branchville<5>
    • Brunson [Hampton County]
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      • Brunson [Hampton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Ashton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 496 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunson<5>
    • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County]
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      • Ehrhardt [Bamberg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Ashton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 482 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ehrhardt<5>
    • Gifford [Hampton County]
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      • Gifford [Hampton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Ashton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gifford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gifford<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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Colleton County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Colleton County: www.colletoncounty.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Colleton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ashton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0160, Longitude: -80.9707       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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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