Ashland, Kansas

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Ashland is the largest city in and the county seat of Clark County, Kansas, United States.[3] The population was 975 at the 2000 census.

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History

Ashland lies along what was once a military road from Fort Dodge (now Dodge City, Kansas) to the north and Fort Supply in the Indian Territory to the south. In 1870, during the Comanche Campaign against hostile Native Americans, the Army built two redoubts along the Dodge/Supply trail near the current site of Ashland: the Bear Creek Redoubt, five miles to the north,[4] and the Cimarron Redoubt, nine miles to the south.[5]

Geography

Ashland is located at 37°11′12″N 99°46′9″W / 37.18667°N 99.76917°W / 37.18667; -99.76917 (37.186803, -99.769259)[6]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 975 people, 423 households, and 274 families residing in the city. The population density was 579.2 people per square mile (224.1/km²). There were 472 housing units at an average density of 280.4/sq mi (108.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.74% White, 0.10% African American, 1.23% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 3.49% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.62% of the population.

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