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Welcome to Ames ...
So far, we have found very little information about Ames. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>
We've added Ames to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ames, please Contact Us.
The location of Ames has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>
When the people of Ames referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Amesite<4>
While the community is gone, the present day location for Ames is 8,720 feet [2,658 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Ames is about 1¾ mile [or ~2¾ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: The area where Ames was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
If Ames still existed, it would have been in the (970) area code.
Adding Ames to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Ames in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ames was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ames on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Ames ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Ames - they are located in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas (2) and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ames.
Communities near Ames ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ames.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ames. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ames.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ames. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ames.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ames. See our Newspapers Page for Ames.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for San Miguel County: www.sanmiguelcounty.org/
The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/
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This page was last modified: 14 Jun 2021