Town of Ashley

Population: 975

Platted & incorporated July 18, 1892 by Wabash Railroad (named after the president of the Wabash Railroad, Ossian W. Ashley. The town housed many railroad yards in the early years drawing a large influx of people to the area.

Conveniently located

Located in northeast Indiana, approximately 1/4 mile west of I-69. The northern 1/3 of the town is located in Steuben County & the southern 2/3 in DeKalb County. The division of the town is Indiana S.R. 4 (State St.).

Four Parks

Ashley Memorial Park, Sunset Park, John Carpenter Field & Ashley Community Center are the four parks in Ashley offering a variety of activities.

Ivy Tech Community College Site

This is located in the Ashley Community Center, servicing students from four surrounding counties. The entire town is serviced by DeKalb Central School District and Country Meadows Elementary.

Three-Member Town Council

Elected every four years, meeting on second Monday of each month in the community center.

Emergency Services

Ashley Police Department is located in the community center as well with a few full-time certified officers and reserve officers.

Ashley Fire Department operates from volunteers with emergency response teams of certified emergency medical, first responders, certified "Jaws of Life", & hazmat technicians.


Town of Ashley provides water & sewer services for residential, commercial, & industrial customers. The wastewater plant was rebuilt in 2006 with a capacity of 400,000 gallons/day.

All utilities have generator back-up power sources.

Major Industries