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Welcome to Ashland ...

The city of Ashland is primarily located in Ashland County<1> and is the County Seat for Ashland County. A portion of Ashland extends into Bayfield County.

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 7,843 people<3> (see below for details).

Ashland is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ashland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Ashland and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Ashland: (715) & (534)<5>

Websites for Ashland ...

Official Website: www.ci.ashland.wi.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ashland had an population of 7,843 people. This is a decrease of 4.54% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashland had a population of 8,216 people (which is 50.85% of the total population of Ashland County). This makes Ashland the county's most populous community.

The population of Ashland represents 0.14% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 115th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,216 people, the population of Ashland decreased 4.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,620 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, Virginia and West Virginia.

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.

  • Washburn [Bayfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
    • Washburn [Bayfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,036 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
  • Sanborn [Ashland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanborn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanborn
    • Sanborn [Ashland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanborn
  • White River [Ashland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White River
    • White River [Ashland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 910 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White River
  • Barksdale [Bayfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barksdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barksdale
    • Barksdale [Bayfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 730 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barksdale
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Eileen [Bayfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eileen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eileen
      • Eileen [Bayfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 692 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eileen
    • Ashland [Ashland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Ashland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 581 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Washburn [Bayfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Bayfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 536 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
    • Bayview [Bayfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayview
      • Bayview [Bayfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 496 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayview
    • Bayfield [Bayfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayfield
      • Bayfield [Bayfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 471 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayfield
    • Kelly [Bayfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
      • Kelly [Bayfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly

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 13 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ashland, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ashland.

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About Ashland County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ashland: www.ci.ashland.wi.us/

The official website for Ashland County: www.co.ashland.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Ashland, 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>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<6>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- Ashland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ashland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5802, Longitude: -90.8744       In this case, the coordinates for Ashland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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