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Welcome to Ames ...

Ames is located in Monroe County<1>.

The location of Ames has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Ames refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Amesite<3>

Ames is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ames lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ames is within the boundaries of the (618) area code.

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, Colorado, 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.

  • Festus [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Festus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Festus
    • Festus [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,036 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Festus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Festus<6>
  • Waterloo [Monroe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterloo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
    • Waterloo [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,578 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterloo<6>
  • Chester [Randolph County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Randolph County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<6>
  • Crystal City [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal City
    • Crystal City [Jefferson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,700 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal City<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sainte Genevieve [Sainte Genevieve County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sainte Genevieve have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sainte Genevieve
      • Sainte Genevieve [Sainte Genevieve County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,416 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sainte Genevieve
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sainte Genevieve<6>
    • Sparta [Randolph County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
      • Sparta [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<6>
    • Herculaneum [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herculaneum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herculaneum
      • Herculaneum [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herculaneum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herculaneum<6>
    • Smithton [Saint Clair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithton
      • Smithton [Saint Clair County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,816 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithton<6>
    • Red Bud [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bud
      • Red Bud [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bud
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bud<6>
    • New Athens [Saint Clair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Athens
      • New Athens [Saint Clair County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,884 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Athens

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.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ames ...

Looking for more information about Ames? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ames, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ames.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ames. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Monroe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Ames refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Ames may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ames - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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