Other Cities Near Ashland
is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States, near Interstate 5 and the California border, and located in the south end of the Rogue Valley. It was named after Ashland
County, Ohio, point of origin of Abel Helman and other founders, and secondarily for Ashland
, Kentucky, where other founders had family connections. It officially became a town with the name Ashland
Mills in 1855. As of July 1, 2011, the city had a total population of 20,255. It is the home of Southern Oregon University and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.