Ashcroft, British Columbia
village in British Columbia, Canada
Ashcroft is a village in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Ashcroft is found in Thompson Country in the Interior of British Columbia. The population of Ashcroft was 1,628 in 2011.
|The Corporation of the|
Village of Ashcroft
|Coordinates: 50°43′32″N 121°16′50″W / 50.72556°N 121.28056°WCoordinates: 50°43′32″N 121°16′50″W / 50.72556°N 121.28056°W|
|Region||Thompson Country-South Cariboo|
|Regional District||Thompson-Nicola Regional District|
|Incorporated as a Village||1952|
|• Type||Elected village council|
|• Mayor||Jack Jeyes|
|• Governing body||Ashcroft Village Council|
|• MP||Jati Sidhu (Liberal)|
|• MLA||Jackie Tegart (BC Liberals)|
|• Total||51.45 km2 (19.86 sq mi)|
|Elevation||335.2 m (1,099.7 ft)|
|• Density||32.3/km2 (84/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−8 (PST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−7 (PDT)|
The village of Ashcroft was founded in the 1860s which was during the Cariboo Gold Rush, by two English brothers named Clement Francis Cornwall and Henry Pennant Cornwall who were the founders of Ashcroft Ranch. They emigrated to Canada from Ashcroft, at Newington Bagpath in Gloucestershire. The village is sometimes recognized as the "twin" to nearby Cache Creek, which is on the major highway unlike Ashcroft.
The village is sister cities with Bifuka, Hokkaido in Japan.
- ↑ "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
- ↑ "Census Profile". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2014-12-31.
- ↑ "History". Ashcroft. Retrieved 2014-12-31.
- ↑ "Our Sister City". Ashcroft. Archived from the original on 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2014-12-31.