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History of Stearns County; Mitchell, William Bell, Volume 1, page 168 (Plat filings): Ashley Cemetery, N.W. 1/4, N.W. 1/4, section 2, township 126, range 35, 1885.
A plat map was filed and recorded 2 June 1885, titled "Ashley Cemetery." The land for the cemetery was donated by Mary and Stephen D. Jardine. The plat description clarifies the location as: "N.W. Cor. of N.W. 1/4 Sect. 2, T.126, R.35; indicating the NorthWest CORNER of NorthWest 1/4 of Section 2. This is located within "Ashley Township" which was erected 9 June 1870 and includes all sections of T126R35 and Sections 31 through 36 of T127R35, all of which had been part of Sauk Centre Township for the 1860 and 1870 censuses. The cemetery adjoins to the east "Sauk Centre Road." Its dimensions are about 141 feet by 129 feet and is subdivided into 35 numbered lots in groups separated by named streets: Jardine, West Union, Ashley, Silver Creek and Stephen.
Examination of Google mapping and street view for this location shows a very clear rural cemetery with about eight visible gravestones surrounded by an apparent wire fence supported by posts in not-so-good condition. Its address is shown as 43968-43998 County Road 183, at the intersection with 440th St. GPS coordinates are 45.759189, -95.056782.
The cemetery is located about five miles northwest of Sauk Centre.
A town of Ashley also existed at one time; its location is unknown.