There is also Ashland Township in Clarion County. Ashland is a borough in Schuylkill county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Pottsville. The Borough lies in the anthracite coal region of eastern Pennsylvania. Settled in 1850, Ashland was incorporated in 1857, and was named for Henry Clay's estate near Lexington, Kentucky. Population in 1900, 6,438; in 1910, 6,855; and in 1940, 7,045. The population was 3,283 at the 2000 census. Ashland is part of the Pottsville Micropolitan Statistical Area.