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Welcome to Ada ...

Ada is located in Ottawa County<1>.

When the people of Ada refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Adan<2>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ada.

The community of Ada was previously named Hot Hill.

Ada is 1,290 feet [393 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Ada: (785)

Communities Also Named Ada ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Ada - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ada.

Communities near Ada ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ada.

  • Minneapolis [Ottawa County]
  • Lincoln Center [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Center
    • Lincoln Center [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Ada
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,189 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Center have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln Center<5>
  • Bennington [Ottawa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennington
    • Bennington [Ottawa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Ada
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 612 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bennington<5>
  • Glasco [Cloud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasco
    • Glasco [Cloud County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Ada
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 448 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasco have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former names for Glasco:
    • Dell Ray
    • Glasgow
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasco<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Delphos [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delphos
      • Delphos [Ottawa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delphos
    • Tescott [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tescott
      • Tescott [Ottawa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 282 people
      • Former name for Tescott:
      • Tescot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tescott
    • Beverly [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
    • Culver [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culver
      • Culver [Ottawa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culver
    • Simpson [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpson
      • Simpson [Cloud County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 78 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Simpson:
      • Brittsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpson<5>
    • Barnard [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnard
      • Barnard [Lincoln County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnard have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Barnard:
      • Nimrod
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnard

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 Ada. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ada.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ada. 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 Ada.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ada. See our Newspapers Page for Ada.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ada ...

Looking for more information about Ada? 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 Ada, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ada.

Adding Ada to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ada 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 Ada was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ada on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ada on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ottawa County: www.ottawacounty.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Ottawa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 Ada 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 Ada may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ada - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Ada) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ada. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AdaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ada. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1521, Longitude: -97.8892    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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