Ashland, Kansas

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Ashland, Kansas
First National Bank building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places[1]
First National Bank building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places[1]
Location within Clark County and Kansas
Location within Clark County and Kansas
KDOT map of Clark County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°11′12″N 99°46′9″W / 37.18667°N 99.76917°W / 37.18667; -99.76917Coordinates: 37°11′12″N 99°46′9″W / 37.18667°N 99.76917°W / 37.18667; -99.76917
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyClark
Area
 • Total1.68 sq mi (4.35 km2)
 • Land1.68 sq mi (4.35 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,975 ft (602 m)
Population
 • Total867
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
807
 • Density520/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67831
Area code620
FIPS code20-02675 [5]
GNIS ID0470769 [6]
Websiteashlandks.com

Ashland is the biggest city in Clark County, Kansas, United States.[7] It is also the county seat of Clark County. In 2010, 867 people lived there.[8]

History[change | change source]

Ashland is along what was once a military road. That road went from Fort Dodge (now Dodge City, Kansas) to the north and Fort Supply in the Indian Territory to the south. In 1870, during the Comanche Campaign against the Native Americans, the Army built two redoubts along the Dodge/Supply trail near the current place of Ashland: the Bear Creek Redoubt, five miles to the north,[9] and the Cimarron Redoubt, nine miles to the south.[10]

Anthony was created in 1884.[11] It was named after the city of Ashland, Kentucky.[12] The first post office in Ashland was created in 1885.[13]

Geography[change | change source]

The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.68 square miles (4.35 km2). All of it is land.[2]

Weather[change | change source]

Climate data for Ashland, Kansas (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 47.2
(8.4)
51.2
(10.7)
60.4
(15.8)
70.5
(21.4)
79.3
(26.3)
88.4
(31.3)
94.7
(34.8)
93.5
(34.2)
84.8
(29.3)
72.6
(22.6)
59.2
(15.1)
47.3
(8.5)
70.7
(21.5)
Average low °F (°C) 16.9
(−8.4)
21.0
(−6.1)
30.3
(−0.9)
39.3
(4.1)
51.3
(10.7)
61.3
(16.3)
65.6
(18.7)
64.5
(18.1)
54.5
(12.5)
40.7
(4.8)
28.1
(−2.2)
18.3
(−7.6)
41.0
(5.0)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.54
(14)
0.72
(18)
1.57
(40)
1.86
(47)
3.29
(84)
4.05
(103)
2.61
(66)
2.68
(68)
1.75
(44)
1.88
(48)
0.96
(24)
0.91
(23)
22.82
(580)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 4.1
(10)
2.2
(5.6)
2.1
(5.3)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.25)
0.5
(1.3)
3.1
(7.9)
12.1
(31)
Source: NOAA[14]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890459
19004937.4%
191091084.6%
19201,14726.0%
19301,2327.4%
19401,186−3.7%
19501,49325.9%
19601,312−12.1%
19701,244−5.2%
19801,096−11.9%
19901,032−5.8%
2000975−5.5%
2010867−11.1%
Est. 2016807[4]−6.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 867 people, 381 households, and 239 families living in Ashland.[3]

Education[change | change source]

Ashland is served by USD 220 school district.[15]

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "National and State Registers of Historic Places: County: Clark". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  8. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  9. Stein, Martin. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Bear Creek Redoubt. National Park Service, 1976-04-26, 1-2. Accessed 2009-09-09.
  10. Stein, Martin. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Cimarron Redoubt. National Park Service, 1976-04-26, 1-2. Accessed 2009-09-09.
  11. "Clark County". Blue Skyways. Kansas State Library. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  12. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 159.
  13. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  14. "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 6, 2013.
  15. "USD 220 Ashland". USD 220. Retrieved 6 January 2017.

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