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Ashland County, Wisconsin


Lake Superior's Hometown

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Statistics & Facts

The Wisconsin state capital is Madison.
The population of Ashland is approximately 8,695 (1990), 8216 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,733 (1990), 3516 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ashland is 34.111 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.703 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ashland to Washington DC is 903 miles.
The distance to the Wisconsin state capital is 253 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ashland is positioned 46.58 degrees north of the equator and 90.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in northern Wisconsin near the shore of Lake Superior.
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Ashland Museum522 Chapple Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: (715) 682-4911
The Ashland Museum contains Victorian displays, exhibits of artifacts, photographs, maps and manuscripts pertaining tot he first hundred years of Ashland's history. Located in the Wilmarth Mansion.

Lake Superior
350 miles longs and 160 miles wide, Lake Superior is the largest body of fresh water in the world, and is 1,333 feet at the deepest point. It covers 31,700 square miles, it borders three states, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota, and two countries: The United States and Canada.

400 Third Street West
Next to The Depot
Ashland, WI 54806
Built in 1900 by the Baldwin Locomotive Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the time it was the largest locomotive in the wold and it's the only Decopad (10-wheel drive) ever built.

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Hwy 2 West
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: (715) 685-9983
Fax: (715) 685-2680
The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is a four-season facility introducing and interpreting the unique qualities of the Northern Great Lakes region to residents and visitors. The Center integrates environmental education with comprehensive regional visitor information services. Regional historical archives with a research center will also be housed in this building.

Northern Wisconsin History Center
Located in the Northern Great Lakes Center
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: (715) 685-2646
Features an original quad-image musical big screen presentation; informative dioramas, historical photography and displays tell the story of this region, past and present.

Ore Dock
Ashland, WI 54806
Construction of the Ore Dock began in 1916. Originally it was 900 feet long. In 1925 an addition was completed bringing the dock to its present length of 1800 feet. It is 80 feet high, 59 feet wide and the largest concrete structure of its kind. Iron and ore mined in the Upper Penninsula of of Michigan was shipped from this dock. The shipping ended in the mid-1960s. At one time there were five such docks in Ashland.

Toll-free: (800) 284-9484
There are twenty-plus waterfalls in the region. For information and directions please call the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Ashland Chamber

Ashland Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 746
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: 715-682-2500
Toll-free: 800-284-9484

Ashland Organizations

Ashland Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 746
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: 715-682-2500
Toll-free: 800-284-9484

Ashland Schools

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School
215 Lake Shore Drive East
Ashland, Wisconsin 54806
Phone: 715/682-7622


Northland College
1411 Ellis Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: (715) 682-1699

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