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Ashland Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 2 photos

Above is a picture of downtown Ashland. This is basically the heart of the town. It only houses about 1,500 people so they don't need a great deal more than this. :)

Ashland will soon be the place I call home. I start a new job here as the gifted/talented teacher. There is not much here besides a few stores, a school, and lots of houses. However, very nearby is Jefferson City, Columbia, Rockbridge State Park, and part of the Mark Twain National Forest.

As far as the settling history of the town, here is a brief synopsis: "The Ashland area was settled by Scots-Irish who came from Kentucky about 1820. An Indian trading post was established near the present intersection of Broadway and Main Streets. The Town was laid out in 1852 but was not incorporated until 1877. It was named Ashland after Henry Clay’s estate in Lexington, Kentucky. At the time of Ashland’s incorporation it was a well-established farming community on a toll road which ran from Columbia to Claysville, then an important river port." (Taken from ashland.missouri.org)

  • Intro Written Jul 23, 2002
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  • Mar 27, 2003 at 8:50 PM

    Excellant page..nice phtos.. Wealth of information and highly useful. superb page...

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