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Ashland, Virginia

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Welcome to Ashland ...

The town of Ashland is located in Hanover County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ashland has a population of 7,865 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Ashland is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Ashland lies within the (804) area code.

Websites for Ashland ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ashland had an population of 7,865 people. This is an increase of 8.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashland had a population of 7,225 people (which is 7.23% of the total population of Hanover County). This makes Ashland the county's most populous community.

The population of Ashland represents 0.09% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 50th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,225 people, the population of Ashland increased 9.16% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,619 people).

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

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), Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, 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.

  • Richmond [Richmond City]
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    • Richmond [Richmond City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Ashland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 232,226 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<6>
  • Taylorsville [Hanover County]
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    • Taylorsville [Hanover County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Ashland
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  • Hanover [Hanover County]
  • Hunton [Henrico County]
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    • Hunton [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Ashland
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Quail Walk [Henrico County]
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      • Quail Walk [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Ashland
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    • Glen Allen [Henrico County]
    • Longdale [Henrico County]
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      • Longdale [Henrico County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Ashland
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    • Atlee Station [Hanover County]
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      • Atlee Station [Hanover County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Ashland
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    • Laurel Village [Henrico County]
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      • Laurel Village [Henrico County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Ashland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Laurel [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Henrico County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Ashland
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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 16 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.

Adding Ashland to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ashland was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ashland on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Hanover County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ashland:

The official website for Hanover County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Hanover, 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>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>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 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 AshlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7597, Longitude: -77.4715       In this case, the coordinates for Ashland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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