Introduction to Ashland, Massachusetts
The area that is today known as Ashland was settled in the early 1700s. Prior to that, it was inhabited by the Megunko Indians. Earlier known as "Unionville", Ashland was incorporated in the year 1846, bearing the name of statesman Henry Clay's Kentucky estate. The region is considerably newer than many of the surrounding towns. The foundation of the Boston to Albany railroad in the mid 1800s fostered the early development of Ashland. However, until the mid 20th century it remained a mainly centralized residential town with limited industry.
Ashland and nearby Attractions
- Spooky World Theme Park
- Taylor Exhibition
- Fairway Bowling
- Ryan Family Amusement Center
- Sri Lakshmi Temple
- John Stone's Inn
Boston Logan International provides Ashland with air transportation and travel.
Ashland Higher Education
Framingham State College serves the city.