Ashcroft, British Columbia

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Ashcroft
Village
The Corporation of the Village of Ashcroft
Ashcroft, British Columbia is located in British Columbia
Ashcroft
Where Ashcroft is found in British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°43′32″N 121°16′50″W / 50.72556°N 121.28056°W / 50.72556; -121.28056Coordinates: 50°43′32″N 121°16′50″W / 50.72556°N 121.28056°W / 50.72556; -121.28056
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Thompson Country-South Cariboo
Regional District Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Founded 1880s
Village 1952
Government
 • Mayor Jack Jeyes[1]
 • Governing body
 • MP Mark Strahl (Conservative)
 • MLA Jackie Tegart (Liberal)
Area
 • Total 51.45 km2 (19.86 sq mi)
Elevation 335.2 m (1,099.7 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,628
 • Density 32.3/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
Postal Code V0K 1A0
The historic fire hall in Ashcroft which was rebuilt after a major fire in 1919

Ashcroft is a village in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Ashcroft is found in Thompson Country in the Interior of British Columbia. The population of Ashcroft was 1,628 in 2011.[2]

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.[3] The village is sometimes recognized as the "twin" to nearby Cache Creek, which is on the major highway unlike Ashcroft.

The village is sister cities with Bifuka, Hokkaido in Japan.[4]

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