Ashland is a town in Benton County, Mississippi. The population was 577 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Benton County. Ashland was incorporated on March 8, 1871 and has a Mayor-Alderman form of government. Mitch Carroll is the 28th Mayor of the Town of Ashland, and Sandra Gresham, Bobby Huddleston, Brian Jeanes, Billy Taylor and Shannon Wilburn make up the present Board of Aldermen.