Ashland County

Ashland County
Town of La Pointe, Ashland County; Photographer: Steve Kessenich
County Seat: Ashland
Address:

201 W. Main St.

City: Ashland
Zip: 54806
Phone: 715-682-7000
Land Area: 1,043.82 sq. miles
Water Area: 1,249.91 sq. miles
Elevation: 671 ft. at Ashland; 1,872 ft. at Mt. Whittlesey
Number of Lakes: 156
Area in Lakes: 4,854 acres (7.58 sq. miles)
Rivers: Bad, Marengo, Potato, Tyler Forks, White, East Fork Chippewa, West Fork Chippewa, Flambeau, Kakagon, Brunsweiler, Iron, Moose, Torch
Major Watershed: Lake Superior
Geographical Province: North: Lake Superior Lowlands; South: Northern Highlands
Vegetation:

Northwest: Mostly balsam fir and white spruce. Central: White maple, hemlock and yellow birch. Black spruce, tamarack and cedar form a band of conifer swamps that leads northeastward from the southeast corner.

Population:

1930: 12,054
1970: 16,743
1980: 16,783
1990: 16,307
2000: 16,866
2010: 16,157

WCA District: Northwest