Ashcroft, British Columbia
|The Corporation of the Village of Ashcroft|
|Region||Thompson Country-South Cariboo|
|Regional District||Thompson-Nicola Regional District|
|• Mayor||Jack Jeyes|
|• Governing body|
|• MP||Mark Strahl (Conservative)|
|• MLA||Jackie Tegart (Liberal)|
|• Total||51.45 km2 (19.86 sq mi)|
|Elevation||335.2 m (1,099.7 ft)|
|• Density||32.3/km2 (84/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC−7)|
|Postal Code||V0K 1A0|
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.
References[change | change source]
- "Council". Cache Creek. http://www.cachecreekvillage.com/content/council. Retrieved 2014-11-15.
- "Census Profile". Statistics Canada. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=5933019&Geo2=CD&Code2=5933&Data=Count&SearchText=Ashcroft&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=59&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1. Retrieved 2014-12-31.
- "History". Ashcroft. http://www.ashcroftbc.ca/index.php?page=14. Retrieved 2014-12-31.
- "Our Sister City". Ashcroft. http://www.ashcroftbc.ca/bifuka_ashcrofts_sister_city. Retrieved 2014-12-31.
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