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Welcome to Ashland ...

Ashland is located in McDowell County<1>.

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

Ashland is 2,110 feet [643 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Ashland: (304) and (681)<4>

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 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.

  • Bluefield [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
    • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2018: 9,730 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<6>
  • Princeton [Mercer County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
    • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2018: 5,741 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<6>
  • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
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    • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2018: 4,882 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<6>
  • Welch [McDowell County]
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    • Welch [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,715 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,337 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<6>
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2018: 911 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<6>
    • Gary [McDowell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2018: 815 people
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    • War [McDowell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for War
      • War [McDowell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2018: 705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on War
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2018: 587 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<6>
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2018: 359 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas

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. 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ashland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including McDowell, 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 Ashland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ashland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4084, Longitude: -81.3526       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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