Ashford, New York

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Ashford is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 2,223 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Ashford is on the county's northern border.



The town was first settled around 1816. The Town of Ashford was founded in 1824 by Henry Frank Sr, a Revolutionary War Veteran from Philadelphia Pa. Died in 1840 on Jan. 10th.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.4 square miles (133.0 km²), of which, 51.3 square miles (132.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.12%) is water.

The north boundary if formed by Cattaraugus Creek, and the north town line is the border of Erie County, New York.

New York State Route 240, a north-south route in the eastern part of the town, links the town to the suburbs of Buffalo, New York, as does US Route 219 in the western part of the town.

Adjacent towns and areas

The northern border is formed with the Town of Concord in Erie County, and the south border is created by the Towns of Ellicottville and Mansfield. To the west is the Town of East Otto. The east boundary is formed by the Towns of Machias and Yorkshire.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,223 people, 857 households, and 634 families residing in the town. The population density was 43.3 people per square mile (16.7/km²). There were 1,023 housing units at an average density of 19.9/sq mi (7.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.99% White, 1.53% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

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