Place:Ashland, Greene, New York, United States

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NameAshland
TypeTown
Coordinates42.3°N 74.333°W
Located inGreene, New York, United States
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Ashland is a town in Chemung County, New York, USA. The population was 1,695 at the 2010 census. The town is named after the home of Henry Clay.

The Town of Ashland is on the south border of the county, south of Elmira, New York. It is part of the 'Elmira, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area'.

History

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In 1779, the Battle of Newtown, a consequence of the Sullivan Expedition, was fought in the north part of the town.

The first settlers arrived around 1788. The Town of Ashland was formed in 1867 from the parts of the Towns of Chemung, Elmira and Southport. The founders of the town wanted to name it after a prominent citizen, R.C. Lockwood, but he suggested the name "Ashland." Ashland was the last town created in Chemung County.

Growing and shipping tobacco was a popular endeavor after 1858.

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