Introduction to Ashland, Wisconsin
Ashland is the county seat of Ashland County. The city of Ashland was named for the home of Henry Clay, a statesman. The city was incorporated on March 25, 1887. The Cheppewa Indians were the original inhabitants of Ashland. The first white men to come to Ashland were the French Missionaries and British and French traders. They entered Ashland in 1659 via the Lake Superior. The first white man to build a home and settle down in Ashland was Asaph Whittlesay.
Ashland and nearby Attractions
- Ashland Museum
- Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
- Chequamegon National Forest
- Copper Falls State Park
- Prentice Park
- Ashland Marina
Things To Do In Ashland
Ashland has a number of parks and recreation centers for visitors. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Lake Superior is a good choice for a family outing. There are facilities for camping, boating, scuba diving, and sailing. There are a few museums in the city and in its vicinity. Ashland Historical Society Museum is an abundant resource for historical information. The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center and the Split Rock Lighthouse are interesting tourist attractions near the city.
John F. Kennedy International Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Ashland Higher Education
Residents of Ashland can pursue higher education at the Northland College, University of Minnesota - Duluth, and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College.