Southern Boone has a beautiful public library, four K-12 schools and is minutes from the University of Missouri, Stephens College, Columbia College, Lincoln University, William Woods University, Moberly Area Community College, Westminster College, and more.

Enjoy the Mark Twain National Forest, several state parks, eight 18-hole golf courses, hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and cycling, walking or running the Katy Trail... all just minutes away!   

The Southern Boone School District educates over 1,500 children from the Ashland area and has earned the state's Distinction in Performance Award annually since 2002

Located on Highway 63, we are minutes from the airport, Katy Trail, Missouri River, university & colleges, state capital, Interstate 70, and several larger cities.

Southern Boone County is one of the regions fastest growing communities.

Our mission is to unite individuals, businesses, educational partners, civic organizations and government leaders in collaborative efforts to improve the quality of life for area residents by encouraging a stronger economic base in the greater Southern Boone area.


Ashland, Missouri is located in Southern Boone County and is one of the regions fastest growing communities. As the population continues to grow, residents enjoy the quaint, small-town ambiance, along with its excellent school district, thriving churches and impressive residential developments. Ashland’s location is a treasure for Boone County. Many of the residents enjoy the easy commute to Columbia or Jefferson City, both less than 15 minutes away on US 63, a four lane divided highway. The regional airport is just 5 minutes north of Ashland and a prime development site for our community. Also located within a ten minute drive of the city limits is access to the Katy Trail State Park system that stretches across the state and runs along the Missouri River bluffs.