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Ashford

New South Wales, Australia

Ashford
The main street



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Ashford
Population: 635[1]
Postcode: 2361
Elevation: 500 m (1,640 ft)
LGA: Inverell Shire
County: Arrawatta
State District: Northern Tablelands
Federal Division: New England


Ashford is a small farming community in the New England region of New South Wales, close to the Queensland border.

HistoryEdit

Frazer's Creek Post Office opened on 1 January 1853 and was renamed Ashford in 1863.[2]

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.

TodayEdit

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.

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