Ashcroft, British Columbia facts for kids
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|The Corporation of the
Village of Ashcroft
The historic fire hall in Ashcroft which was rebuilt after a major fire in 1919.
|Region||Thompson Country-South Cariboo|
|Regional District||Thompson-Nicola Regional District|
|Incorporated as a Village||1952|
|• 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.
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