Ashland Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Ashland, NH
Ashland is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States.
Located near the geographical center of the state, Ashland is home to Scribner-Fellows State Forest.
Ashland was once the southwestern corner of Holderness, chartered in 1751 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth. But hostilities during the French and Indian War delayed settlement, and in 1761, it was regranted as New Holderness (although "New" would be dropped in 1816). In 1868 Holderness Village was set off as Ashland, named for Ashland, the Kentucky estate of Henry Clay.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 11.5 square miles, of which 11.0 square miles is land and 0.5 square miles is water, comprising 4.62% of the town. Bounded on the west by the Pemigewasset River, Ashland is drained by the Squam River and Owl Brook. Little Squam Lake is on the eastern boundary. The highest point in Ashland is Hicks Hill, at 1,386 feet above sea level. Ashland lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed.
As of the 2010 census, there were 1,955 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 853 households, and 515 families residing in the town. The population density was 173.7 people per square mile. There were 1,149 housing units at an average density of 102.1 per square mile.
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