ASHLAND, a borough of Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania,
U.S.A., about 50 m. N.E. of Harrisburg and about 100 m. N.W.
of Philadelphia. Pop. (1890) 7346; (1900) 6438 (969 foreign-born);
(1910) 6855. It is served by the Lehigh Valley and the
Philadelphia & Reading railways, and by the electric lines of
the Schuylkill Railway Company and the Shamokin & Mount
Carmel Transit Company. The borough is built on the slope
of Locust Mountain, about 885 ft. above sea-level. Its chiefindustry is the mining of Anthracite34018-h.htm'>Anthracite coal at several collieries
in the vicinity; and at Fountain Springs, 1 m. south-east, is
a state hospital for injured persons of the Anthracite34018-h.htm'>Anthracite Coal
Region of Pennsylvania, opened in 1883. The municipality
owns and operates the waterworks. Ashland was laid out as a
town in 1847, and was named in honour of HenryClay’s home
at Lexington, Ky.; in 1857 it was incorporated.
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