1854 – Explorers Arrive in Ashland

On this date arrived in what is now Ashland. However, they were not the first explorers of European descent to venture into this area. Months before, was the first explorer to arrive in Ashland. Dr. Ellis remained and became the town’s first doctor. Whittlesey became the first postmaster, justice of the peace, Indian Agent, and Legislative representative from Ashland. He also built the first three houses in the community. [Source: by Tony Woiak, p. 11]