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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 get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Ashton has a population of 124 people<3> (see below for details).
Ashton is 1,290 feet [393 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Ashton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Ashton: (605)
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ashton had an population of 124 people. This is an increase of 1.64% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.42% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashton had a population of 122 people. This makes Ashton the county's 8th most populous community.
The population of Ashton represents 0.01% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 290th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 122 people, the population of Ashton decreased 19.74% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 152 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Ashton.
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, Rhode Island, South Carolina, 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. 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.
In addition to the Tourism page for Ashton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on 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 book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Ashton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Dakota (1937).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Ashton.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 24 Sep 2023