Ashcroft, British Columbia

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The historic fire hall in Ashcroft which was built after a major fire

Ashcroft is a Canadian village in British Columbia, Canada. Ashcroft is in the Thompson Country of the Interior of British Columbia. At the 2007 consensus, 1,809 people lived in Ashcroft. The village of Ashcroft was founded in the 1860s which was during the Cariboo Gold Rush, by two English brothers named Clement Francis Cornwall and Henry Pennant Cornwall who were the founders of Ashcroft Ranch. They emigrated to Canada from Ashcroft, at Newington Bagpath in Gloucestershire. The village is sometimes recognized as the "twin" to nearby Cache Creek, which is on the major highway unlike Ashcroft.

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