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Welcome to Ashland ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Ashland, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1856.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ashland has a population of 7,865 people<2> (see below for details).

Ashland is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Ashland: (804)

The ZIP code for Ashland: 23005<4>

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 (or 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 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
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Hunton
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunton
    • Hunton is located in Henrico County
  • Taylorsville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
    • Taylorsville is located in Hanover County
  • Hanover
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Quail Walk
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Walk
    • Quail Walk is located in Henrico County
  • Glen Allen
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
  • Longdale
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longdale
    • Longdale is located in Henrico County
  • Atlee Station
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlee Station
    • Atlee Station is located in Hanover County
  • Goodall
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodall have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodall
    • Goodall is located in Hanover County
  • Laurel Village
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Village
    • Laurel Village is located in Henrico County

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ashland was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Ashland post office opened in 1856.

We also found Ashland in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ashland.

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ashland.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 town (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).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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