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Welcome to Ames ...

Ames is located in Montgomery 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 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ames lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Ames (for example, toward Danville (IL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Ames is located in the (765) 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, Illinois, 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.

  • Thorntown [Boone County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thorntown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorntown
    • Thorntown [Boone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,573 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorntown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thorntown<6>
  • Ladoga [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladoga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladoga
    • Ladoga [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 997 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladoga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ladoga<6>
  • Waynetown [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynetown
    • Waynetown [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 962 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynetown<6>
  • Jamestown [Boone County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown [Boone County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 924 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roachdale [Putnam County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roachdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roachdale
      • Roachdale [Putnam County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 877 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roachdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roachdale<6>
    • Darlington [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darlington
      • Darlington [Montgomery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 862 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darlington
    • Linden [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 767 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linden<6>
    • Bainbridge [Putnam County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bainbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainbridge
      • Bainbridge [Putnam County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 746 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bainbridge
    • Clarks Hill [Tippecanoe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Hill
      • Clarks Hill [Tippecanoe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 727 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarks Hill<6>
    • Colfax [Clinton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colfax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
      • Colfax [Clinton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 679 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<6>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Montgomery County

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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 Indiana: https://www.in.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Indiana's counties, including Montgomery, 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 obstructions 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: 40.0334, Longitude: -86.8870       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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