Ashford Mill (California)

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Ashford Mill
Former settlement
Ashford Mill is located in California
Ashford Mill
Ashford Mill
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°55′08″N 116°41′05″W / 35.91889°N 116.68472°W / 35.91889; -116.68472Coordinates: 35°55′08″N 116°41′05″W / 35.91889°N 116.68472°W / 35.91889; -116.68472
CountryUnited States
CountyInyo County
Elevation−121 ft (−37 m)

Ashford Mill is a former mill in Inyo County, California.[2] It was located in Death Valley,[3] at an elevation of 121 feet (37 m) below sea level.[1] The place is now protected ruins within Death Valley National Park.

The ruins of Ashford Mill in 1970. They have deteriorated substantially since.

The original mill at the site was built in 1914 by brothers named Ashford.[3] The ore was processed here from the Golden Treasure Mine 5 miles to the east in the Amargosa Range, and processed for further smelting.


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ashford Mill (California)
  2. ^ Belden, L. Burr. "Extra Carload of Cement Finds Way Into 'Fort'". San Bernandino County Sun. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1145. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.