Ashcroft, British Columbia facts for kids
|The Corporation of the Village of Ashcroft|
|Where Ashcroft is found in British Columbia|
|Region||Thompson Country-South Cariboo|
|Regional District||Thompson-Nicola Regional District|
|• 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||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC−7)|
|Postal Code||V0K 1A0|
|Website||Village of Ashcroft Website|
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.
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