Ashford, Nebraska

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Ashford, now a ghost town, was a community in Banner County, Nebraska, United States. Ashford was named for its first postmaster, William Ashford.[1]

Named the temporary county seat of Banner County on 25 January 1889, it possessed a post office that opened in October 1888 and closed on 24 July 1902.[2]

The community's elevation and geographic coordinates are uncertain, as nothing remains of the town.[3] However, somewhat can be known of its location: it was located on Pumpkin Creek,[2] a stream that flows into Morrill County,[4] which lies to the east of Banner County.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 17. 
  2. ^ a b Post Offices of Banner County, Rootsweb Nebraska Genweb for Banner County, 1998-04-18. Accessed 2007-12-26.
  3. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1999-04-19. Accessed 2007-12-26.
  4. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-03-09. Accessed 2007-12-26.
  5. ^ Maps of Nebraska, United States Census Bureau, 2000. Accessed 2007-12-26.