Introduction to Ashland, Kentucky
Ashland, Kentucky, in Boyd county, is located 11 miles W of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center) and is 104 miles S of Columbus, Ohio. The city is conveniently located inside the Huntington - Ashland metropolitan area. There are approximately 21,981 people in Ashland.
The city of Ashland was named after Henry Clay's Lexington estate. Ashland was originally an extended - family settlement till the mid of the 18th century. The city was then called Poage's Landing. It was incorporated in the year 1854. Ohio's pig iron industry led to the industrial growth of the city. The industrial growth of Ashland was also accelerated with the charter of the Coal and Manufacturing Company and Kentucky Iron.
Ashland and nearby Attractions
- Highlands Museum & Discovery Center
- Heritage Farm Museum & Village
- Lavalette Golf Club
- Pendleton Art Center
Things To Do In Ashland
Ashland is home to the 47 - acre wooded Central Park. Tourists can enjoy the many facilities offered by this park. In addition, there are other parks including the Clyffeside Park, and the sports oriented AK Steel Sports Park. Visitors to the city may also take a trip to the Pendleton Art Center which exhibits paintings, carved gourds, stained glass, and wood carvings by the local artists. Rose Hill Church is one of the beautiful churches located in the area.
Rickenbacker International Airport is the nearest airport.
Ashland Higher Education
Ashland Community College and Ashland Technical College are the local colleges. Marshall University is also close to the city.