Ashton, Minnesota

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Ashton is an abandoned townsite in sections 11 and 12 of Pleasant Hill Township in Winona County, Minnesota, United States.[1]

History[edit]

It was reportedly on or near present day County Road 12 about 1.5 miles east-north-east of Ridgeway, Minnesota, but it is unclear whether any vestiges of the settlement survived highway construction in the area. A post office operated in Ashton between April 28, 1891, and November 29, 1902.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Upham, Warren (2001). Minnesota Place Names, A Geographical Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society. p. 632. ISBN 0-87351-396-7. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ashton Post Office (historical), Minnesota
  3. ^ "Ahston, Minnesota". Ghosttowns.com. Retrieved 2012-12-23.