Leigh states that Ascalon is the name of an city in Israel, see Wikipedia<ref>Rufus Wood Leigh, "Nevada place names: their origin and significance", 1964</ref>.
Basso states that the name was derived from biblical sources.<ref>Dave Basso, "Ghosts of Humboldt Region," p. 5, 1970.</ref>
- Variant: Ashkelon. Citation: "Leigh, Rufus Wood. 'Nevada Place Names,' Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1964, 149 pp. Gives historical background on place names in Nevada. p27"