Location: Clark County, Missouri
Farm community centered on the village of Ashton. Ashton was at one time served by the CB&Q (Chicago Burlington and Quincy) Railroad and had a depot and water tank to replenish steam engines. A Doodlebug ran west each morning and east each evening. Three times a week a freight train ran. The schedules for these services were stated but somewhat unreliable. Ashton had a post office inside a general store; mail was delivered to the post office by the Doodlebug and a mail truck which ran daily. A rural mail carrier served the surrounding area.