The main street
|Elevation:||500 m (1,640 ft)|
|State District:||Northern Tablelands|
|Federal Division:||New England|
Frazer's Creek Post Office opened on 1 January 1853 and was renamed Ashford in 1863.
The town was the seat of the Ashford Shire before amalgamation with adjacent shires including Inverell and Macintyre Shire. The tobacco farms that were a primary industry in the area have all disappeared and the coalmine has closed. Farms in the area today produce mostly Merino wool and beef cattle.
Ashford has a school, basic shops, churches, and recreation and entertainment facilities provide the essentials. It is the hub of a large agricultural area, an active retirement community, and regional tourism. Local attractions include Pindari Dam on the Severn River, MacIntyre Falls, and Ashford Caves at Kwiambal National Park.
- ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Ashford (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=SSC16099&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 2007-11-09.
- ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=NSW&country=. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
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