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Our Genealogy Helper for Ames ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Ames (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Ames. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Ames is located in Monroe County.

To see how the shape of Illinois' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Randolph, Saint Clair, Jefferson (MO), Saint Louis (MO) & Sainte Genevieve (MO).

Below are the counties that are near Ames. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ames:

  • Monroe County     (The home county of Ames)
    • Renault [Monroe County]
    • Fults [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fults
      • Fults [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fults have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fults
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fults<2>
    • Burksville Station [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burksville Station
      • Burksville Station [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burksville Station
    • Burksville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burksville
      • Burksville [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burksville
    • Hecker [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hecker
      • Hecker [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hecker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hecker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hecker<2>
    • Maeystown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maeystown
      • Maeystown [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 162 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maeystown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maeystown<2>
    • Madonnaville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madonnaville
      • Madonnaville [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madonnaville
    • Monroe City [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe City
      • Monroe City [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe City
    • Waterloo [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
      • Waterloo [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,536 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterloo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterloo<2>
    • Foster Pond [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foster Pond
      • Foster Pond [Monroe County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
    • Valmeyer [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valmeyer
      • Valmeyer [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,238 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valmeyer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valmeyer<2>
    • Columbia [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Monroe County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,627 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<2>
  • Clinton County
    • New Memphis [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Memphis
      • New Memphis [Clinton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Memphis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Memphis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Memphis<2>
    • New Baden [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Baden
      • New Baden [Clinton County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,205 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Baden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Baden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Baden<2>
    • Damiansville [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damiansville
      • Damiansville [Clinton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 484 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damiansville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damiansville
    • Albers [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albers
      • Albers [Clinton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albers<2>
    • Trenton [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
      • Trenton [Clinton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,566 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<2>
    • Germantown [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germantown
      • Germantown [Clinton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germantown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Germantown<2>
    • Aviston [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aviston
      • Aviston [Clinton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aviston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aviston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aviston<2>
  • Jackson County
    • Degognia [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Degognia
      • Degognia [Jackson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Degognia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Degognia
    • Campbell Hill [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell Hill
      • Campbell Hill [Jackson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campbell Hill<2>
    • Ava [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ava
      • Ava [Jackson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ava have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ava
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ava<2>
    • Jacob [Jackson County]
  • Madison County
    • Collinsville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Madison County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<2>
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,735 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<2>
    • Venice [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Venice
      • Venice [Madison County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Venice have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Venice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Venice<2>
    • Granite City [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite City
      • Granite City [Madison County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,959 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite City<2>
    • Pontoon Beach [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontoon Beach
      • Pontoon Beach [Madison County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontoon Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontoon Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontoon Beach<2>
    • Maryville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maryville
      • Maryville [Madison County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,959 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maryville<2>
  • Perry County
    • Cutler [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutler
      • Cutler [Perry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cutler<2>
    • Willisville [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willisville
      • Willisville [Perry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willisville<2>
    • Winkle [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winkle
      • Winkle [Perry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winkle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winkle
    • Pinckneyville [Perry County]
  • Randolph County
    • Ruma [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruma
      • Ruma [Randolph County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruma
    • Red Bud [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bud
      • Red Bud [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bud
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bud<2>
    • Prairie du Rocher [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie du Rocher
      • Prairie du Rocher [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 548 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie du Rocher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Prairie du Rocher has also been known as:
      • Prairie du Rocher village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie du Rocher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prairie du Rocher<2>
    • Modoc [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Modoc
      • Modoc [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Modoc
    • Evansville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evansville
      • Evansville [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 631 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evansville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evansville<2>
    • Preston [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
      • Preston [Randolph County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Preston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
    • Baldwin [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwin
      • Baldwin [Randolph County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwin<2>
    • Walsh [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walsh
      • Walsh [Randolph County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walsh
    • Ellis Grove [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellis Grove
      • Ellis Grove [Randolph County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 345 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellis Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellis Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellis Grove<2>
    • Houston [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
      • Houston [Randolph County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
    • Dozaville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dozaville
      • Dozaville [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dozaville
    • Kaskaskia [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaskaskia
      • Kaskaskia [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kaskaskia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaskaskia
  • Saint Clair County
    • New Athens [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Athens
      • New Athens [Saint Clair County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,865 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Athens
    • Lenzburg [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenzburg
      • Lenzburg [Saint Clair County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 481 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenzburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenzburg<2>
    • Marissa [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marissa
      • Marissa [Saint Clair County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,785 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marissa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marissa<2>
    • Smithton [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithton
      • Smithton [Saint Clair County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,812 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithton<2>
    • Freeburg [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeburg
      • Freeburg [Saint Clair County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freeburg<2>
    • Millstadt [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millstadt
      • Millstadt [Saint Clair County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,821 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millstadt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millstadt
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    • Fayetteville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Saint Clair County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayetteville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Saint Libory [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Libory
      • Saint Libory [Saint Clair County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 601 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Libory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Libory
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Libory<2>
    • Belleville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleville
      • Belleville [Saint Clair County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,536 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belleville<2>
    • Imbs [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imbs
      • Imbs [Saint Clair County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imbs
    • Dupo [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dupo
      • Dupo [Saint Clair County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,845 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dupo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dupo<2>
    • Falling Spring [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Spring
      • Falling Spring [Saint Clair County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Spring
  • Washington County
    • Clarmin [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarmin
      • Clarmin [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarmin
    • Stone Church [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Church
      • Stone Church [Washington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Church
    • Elkton [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkton
      • Elkton [Washington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
    • Venedy [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Venedy
      • Venedy [Washington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Venedy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Venedy
    • Oakdale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakdale
      • Oakdale [Washington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 201 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakdale<2>
    • Okawville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okawville
      • Okawville [Washington County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,349 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okawville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okawville<2>
    • Addieville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addieville
      • Addieville [Washington County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addieville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addieville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addieville<2>
    • Nashville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashville
      • Nashville [Washington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
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  • Jefferson County (MO)
    • Crystal City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal City
      • Crystal City [Jefferson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal City
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    • Herculaneum [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herculaneum
      • Herculaneum [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herculaneum have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Festus [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Festus
      • Festus [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,114 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Festus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pevely [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pevely
      • Pevely [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,001 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pevely have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Flucom [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flucom
      • Flucom [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Ames
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    • Horine [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horine
      • Horine [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Olympian Village [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympian Village
      • Olympian Village [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 752 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olympian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Barnhart [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnhart
      • Barnhart [Jefferson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnhart have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kimmswick [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimmswick
      • Kimmswick [Jefferson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimmswick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Knorpp [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knorpp
      • Knorpp [Jefferson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Ames
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    • Imperial [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imperial
      • Imperial [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Imperial have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hematite [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hematite
      • Hematite [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hematite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Perry County (MO)
    • Lithium [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lithium
      • Lithium [Perry County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lithium have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McBride [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBride
      • McBride [Perry County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
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    • Sereno [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sereno
      • Sereno [Perry County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
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    • Perryville [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perryville
      • Perryville [Perry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,540 people
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    • Longtown [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longtown
      • Longtown [Perry County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Biehle [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biehle
      • Biehle [Perry County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biehle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Saint Francois County (MO)
    • French Village [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Village
      • French Village [Saint Francois County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bonne Terre [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonne Terre
      • Bonne Terre [Saint Francois County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,824 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonne Terre have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Desloge [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Desloge
      • Desloge [Saint Francois County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Desloge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Esther [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esther
      • Esther [Saint Francois County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esther have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Leadington [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadington
      • Leadington [Saint Francois County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 600 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leadington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Farmington [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Saint Francois County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,674 people
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    • Flat River [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat River
      • Flat River [Saint Francois County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Elvins [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elvins
      • Elvins [Saint Francois County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elvins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Park Hills [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Hills
      • Park Hills [Saint Francois County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,506 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rivermines [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivermines
      • Rivermines [Saint Francois County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivermines have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Leadwood [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadwood
      • Leadwood [Saint Francois County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,158 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leadwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bismarck [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bismarck
      • Bismarck [Saint Francois County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,469 people
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  • Saint Louis City (MO)
    • Carondelet [Saint Louis City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carondelet
      • Carondelet [Saint Louis City] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carondelet
    • Saint Louis [Saint Louis City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Louis
      • Saint Louis [Saint Louis City] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 297,645 people
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    • University City [Saint Louis City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University City
      • University City [Saint Louis City] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,049 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University City
  • Saint Louis County (MO)
    • Oakville [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakville
      • Oakville [Saint Louis County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mehlville [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mehlville
      • Mehlville [Saint Louis County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mehlville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lemay [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemay
      • Lemay [Saint Louis County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lemay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bella Villa [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bella Villa
      • Bella Villa [Saint Louis County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 721 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bella Villa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bella Villa
    • Concord [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Saint Louis County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Green Park [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Park
      • Green Park [Saint Louis County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Park
    • Saint George [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
      • Saint George [Saint Louis County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2011: 1,336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint George have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint George
    • Lakeshire [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeshire
      • Lakeshire [Saint Louis County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,385 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeshire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeshire
    • Wilbur Park [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilbur Park
      • Wilbur Park [Saint Louis County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 466 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilbur Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilbur Park
    • Grantwood Village [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantwood Village
      • Grantwood Village [Saint Louis County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 855 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantwood Village
    • Marlborough [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlborough
      • Marlborough [Saint Louis County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,142 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlborough have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlborough
    • Sappington [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sappington
      • Sappington [Saint Louis County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sappington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sainte Genevieve County (MO)
    • Little Rock Landing [Sainte Genevieve County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Rock Landing
      • Little Rock Landing [Sainte Genevieve County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Rock Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Brickeys [Sainte Genevieve County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickeys
      • Brickeys [Sainte Genevieve County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Former names for Brickeys:
      • Brickeys Gristmill
      • Brickeys Landing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickeys
    • Clement [Sainte Genevieve County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clement
      • Clement [Sainte Genevieve County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clement have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sainte Genevieve [Sainte Genevieve County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sainte Genevieve
      • Sainte Genevieve [Sainte Genevieve County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sainte Genevieve have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sainte Genevieve<2>
    • Needmore [Sainte Genevieve County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
      • Needmore [Sainte Genevieve County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needmore
    • Bloomsdale [Sainte Genevieve County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomsdale
      • Bloomsdale [Sainte Genevieve County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 562 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomsdale<2>
    • Marlo [Sainte Genevieve County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlo
      • Marlo [Sainte Genevieve County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Zell [Sainte Genevieve County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zell
      • Zell [Sainte Genevieve County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zell
    • Quarry Town [Sainte Genevieve County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quarry Town
      • Quarry Town [Sainte Genevieve County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quarry Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Quarry Town has also been known as:
      • Quarrytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quarry Town
    • Kinsey [Sainte Genevieve County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinsey
      • Kinsey [Sainte Genevieve County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinsey
    • Rocky Ridge Ranch [Sainte Genevieve County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge Ranch
      • Rocky Ridge Ranch [Sainte Genevieve County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ridge Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ridge Ranch
    • Rocky Ridge [Sainte Genevieve County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
      • Rocky Ridge [Sainte Genevieve County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ridge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ridge
  • Washington County (MO)
    • Cadet [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cadet
      • Cadet [Washington County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cadet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cadet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cadet<2>
    • Mineral Point [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Point
      • Mineral Point [Washington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 353 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Point
    • Irondale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondale
      • Irondale [Washington County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irondale<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Ames, see our County-by-County Page for Ames.

Newspapers Published in Ames ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 125 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ames.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ames, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ames.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ames:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Illinois
    • Stories from Missouri

Cemeteries Near Ames ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ames.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Ames covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Nelson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nelson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nelson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson Cemetery
  • Rebenack Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rebenack Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rebenack Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rebenack Cemetery
  • St. John Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. John Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. John Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. John Cemetery
  • Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Cross Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Studt Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Peter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peter Cemetery
    • St. Johns Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
    • Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
    • Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Zion Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames.
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    • Grant Pass Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grant Pass Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grant Pass Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames.
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    • St. Peters Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Peters Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames.
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    • St. Boniface Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Boniface Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Boniface Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames.
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    • Kelly Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kelly Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kelly Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames.
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    • Ralls Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ralls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ralls Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Ames had a population of 13 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Ames, with the one closest to Ames listed first.

  • Ames [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ames
    • Ames [Monroe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ames
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ames had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ames have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
  • Ruma [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruma
    • Ruma [Randolph County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Ames
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 300 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ruma had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Renault [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renault
    • Renault [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Ames
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Renault had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renault<2>
  • Prairie du Rocher [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie du Rocher
    • Prairie du Rocher [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 408 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 548 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Prairie du Rocher had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie du Rocher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prairie du Rocher has also been known as:
    • Prairie du Rocher village
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  • Red Bud [Randolph County]
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    • Red Bud [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,176 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,442 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Bud had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bud<2>
  • Modoc [Randolph County]
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    • Modoc [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ames
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Modoc had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Continue List ...
    • Evansville [Randolph County]
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      • Evansville [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 407 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 631 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evansville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evansville<2>
    • Burksville Station [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burksville Station
      • Burksville Station [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Burksville Station had railroad service and no post office
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    • Burksville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burksville
      • Burksville [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 220 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Burksville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Preston [Randolph County]
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      • Preston [Randolph County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Preston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Preston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sainte Genevieve [Sainte Genevieve County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sainte Genevieve
      • Sainte Genevieve [Sainte Genevieve County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,586 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,406 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sainte Genevieve had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sainte Genevieve have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sainte Genevieve<2>
    • Baldwin [Randolph County]
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      • Baldwin [Randolph County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 298 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Baldwin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwin<2>
    • Hecker [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hecker
      • Hecker [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 260 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hecker had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hecker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hecker<2>
    • Maeystown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maeystown
      • Maeystown [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 162 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Maeystown had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maeystown<2>
    • Bloomsdale [Sainte Genevieve County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomsdale
      • Bloomsdale [Sainte Genevieve County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 71 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 562 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bloomsdale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomsdale<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ames. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ames.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ames) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ames. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1467, Longitude: -90.0546       In this case, the coordinates for Ames have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ames, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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