Ashcroft, British Columbia
|The Corporation of the|
Village of Ashcroft
The historic fire hall in Ashcroft which was rebuilt after a major fire in 1919.
|Region||Thompson Country-South Cariboo|
|Regional District||Thompson-Nicola Regional District|
|Incorporated as a Village||1952|
|• Type||Elected village council|
|• Mayor||Jack Jeyes|
|• Governing body||Ashcroft Village Council|
|• MP||Jati Sidhu (Liberal)|
|• MLA||Jackie Tegart (BC Liberals)|
|• 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||UTC−8 (PST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−7 (PDT)|
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]
- "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
- "Census Profile". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2014-12-31.
- "History". Ashcroft. Retrieved 2014-12-31.
- "Our Sister City". Ashcroft. Archived from the original on 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2014-12-31.
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