Introduction to Ashland, Massachusetts

Ashland, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles SW of Framingham, Massachusetts and 21 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Boston metropolitan area.

Ashland History

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

Ashland Transportation

Boston Logan International provides Ashland with air transportation and travel.

Ashland Higher Education

Framingham State College serves the city.

Ashland Almanac

County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1721
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.25
Approximate Longitude-71.46

Ashland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Ashland Public Libraries

Ashland Public Library
Ashland, Massachusetts
(508) 881-0134

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Ashland Public Schools

Ashland High
65 East Union St.
ZIP: 1721
(508) 881-0177
Total Enrollment 719
Ashland Middle
87 West Union Street
ZIP: 1721
(508) 881-0167
Total Enrollment 567
David Mindess
90 Concord Street
ZIP: 1721
(508) 881-0166
Total Enrollment 588
Henry E Warren Elementary
73 Fruit Street
ZIP: 1721
(508) 881-0188
Total Enrollment 598
William Pittaway Elementary
75 Central Street
ZIP: 1721
(508) 881-0160
Total Enrollment 123

Ashland Private Schools

Adventures In Learning
313 Cedar St
ZIP: 1721
Total Enrollment 3
Metrowest Christian Academy
280 Pleasant St
ZIP: 1721
Total Enrollment 59
Pincushion Hill Montessori School
30 Green St
ZIP: 1721
Total Enrollment 50
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