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Our Genealogy Helper for Ames ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

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 and hospitals 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 Cloud County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cloud County: Clay, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Ottawa, Republic & Washington.

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:

  • Cloud County     (The home county of Ames)
    • Clyde [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde [Cloud County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Clyde:
      • Elk Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<3>
    • Saint Joseph [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
      • Saint Joseph [Cloud County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
    • Rice [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice
      • Rice [Cloud County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
    • Huscher [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huscher
      • Huscher [Cloud County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huscher
    • Aurora [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Aurora [Cloud County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 55 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Aurora:
      • Saint Peter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
    • Concordia [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concordia
      • Concordia [Cloud County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,906 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concordia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concordia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concordia<3>
    • Miltonvale [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miltonvale
      • Miltonvale [Cloud County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 480 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miltonvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miltonvale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miltonvale<3>
    • Yuma [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yuma
      • Yuma [Cloud County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yuma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yuma
    • Macyville [Cloud County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macyville
      • Macyville [Cloud County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Macyville:
      • Ten Mile
    • Jamestown [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Cloud County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Oneonta [Cloud County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oneonta
      • Oneonta [Cloud County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oneonta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Glasco [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasco
      • Glasco [Cloud County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 448 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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<3>
    • Simpson [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpson
      • Simpson [Cloud County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 78 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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<3>
  • Clay County
    • Vining [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vining
      • Vining [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vining have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Vining:
      • Riverdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vining
    • Morganville [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganville
      • Morganville [Clay County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 190 people
      • Former name for Morganville:
      • Della
      • Morganville has also been known as:
      • Morgantown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganville
    • Oscar [Clay County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oscar
      • Oscar [Clay County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oscar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Idana [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idana
      • Idana [Clay County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idana
    • Clay Center [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Center
      • Clay Center [Clay County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,991 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay Center<3>
    • Oak Hill [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Clay County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Ladysmith [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladysmith
      • Ladysmith [Clay County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladysmith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladysmith
    • Green [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green
      • Green [Clay County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green<3>
    • Broughton [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broughton
      • Broughton [Clay County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broughton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Broughton:
      • Rose Vale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broughton
    • Longford [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longford
      • Longford [Clay County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73 people
      • Longford has also been known as:
      • Longford Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longford<3>
    • Wakefield [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
      • Wakefield [Clay County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<3>
  • Dickinson County
    • Manchester [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Dickinson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95 people
      • Former name for Manchester:
      • Keystone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
  • Geary County
    • Milford [Geary County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [Geary County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 518 people
      • Former name for Milford:
      • Bacheller
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<3>
  • Jewell County
    • Formoso [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Formoso
      • Formoso [Jewell County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Formoso have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Formoso
    • Randall [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randall
      • Randall [Jewell County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 61 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randall
    • Jewell [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jewell
      • Jewell [Jewell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewell
    • Webber [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webber
      • Webber [Jewell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webber have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webber
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webber<3>
  • Marshall County
    • Waterville [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterville
      • Waterville [Marshall County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 633 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterville<3>
  • Mitchell County
    • Scottsville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
      • Scottsville [Mitchell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23 people
      • Former name for Scottsville:
      • Lulu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsville
    • Asherville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asherville
      • Asherville [Mitchell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asherville
    • Beloit [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beloit
      • Beloit [Mitchell County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,564 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beloit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beloit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beloit<3>
  • Ottawa County
    • Lamar [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
      • Lamar [Ottawa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
    • Delphos [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delphos
      • Delphos [Ottawa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delphos
    • Wells [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
      • Wells [Ottawa County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Former name for Wells:
      • Poe
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
    • Minneapolis [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minneapolis
      • Minneapolis [Ottawa County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minneapolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minneapolis<3>
    • Bennington [Ottawa County]
  • Republic County
    • Agenda [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agenda
      • Agenda [Republic County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agenda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agenda
    • Cuba [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
      • Cuba [Republic County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 141 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cuba<3>
    • Norway [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norway
      • Norway [Republic County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
    • Belleville [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleville
      • Belleville [Republic County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,841 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belleville<3>
    • Scandia [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scandia
      • Scandia [Republic County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scandia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Scandia:
      • New Scandinavia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scandia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scandia<3>
    • Kackley [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kackley
      • Kackley [Republic County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kackley
    • Munden [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munden
      • Munden [Republic County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people
      • Former name for Munden:
      • Bethel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munden
    • Narka [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narka
      • Narka [Republic County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 84 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narka
    • Courtland [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Republic County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<3>
    • Republic [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Republic
      • Republic [Republic County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
      • Former name for Republic:
      • Gomeria
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Republic
  • Riley County
    • Lasita [Riley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lasita
      • Lasita [Riley County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lasita have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Leonardville [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonardville
      • Leonardville [Riley County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 432 people
      • Former name for Leonardville:
      • Alembic
      • Leonardville has also been known as:
      • Leonard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonardville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leonardville<3>
    • Randolph [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Riley County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Riley [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riley
      • Riley [Riley County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 955 people
      • Former names for Riley:
      • Riley Center
      • Union
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riley<3>
  • Washington County
    • Clifton [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 506 people
      • Clifton has also been known as:
      • West Clifton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<3>
    • Palmer [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmer
      • Palmer [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmer
    • Linn [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linn
      • Linn [Washington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 384 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linn<3>
    • Haddam [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haddam
      • Haddam [Washington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haddam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Haddam has also been known as:
      • Haddam City
      • West Haddam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haddam
    • Morrowville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrowville
      • Morrowville [Washington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
      • Former name for Morrowville:
      • Morrow Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrowville
    • Blocker [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blocker
      • Blocker [Washington County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Blocker. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Greenleaf [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenleaf
      • Greenleaf [Washington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 303 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenleaf
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenleaf<3>
    • Washington [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Washington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,065 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<3>
    • Chepstow [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chepstow
      • Chepstow [Washington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chepstow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chepstow
    • Mahaska [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mahaska
      • Mahaska [Washington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mahaska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mahaska
    • Barnes [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnes
      • Barnes [Washington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnes<3>
    • Hanover [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover [Washington County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanover<3>
    • Hollenberg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollenberg
      • Hollenberg [Washington County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollenberg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollenberg
  • Jefferson County (NE)
    • Reynolds [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reynolds
      • Reynolds [Jefferson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reynolds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reynolds<3>
    • Endicott [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Endicott
      • Endicott [Jefferson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Endicott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Endicott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Endicott<3>
    • Steele City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steele City
      • Steele City [Jefferson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steele City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steele City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steele City<3>
  • Nuckolls County (NE)
    • Hardy [Nuckolls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy
      • Hardy [Nuckolls County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardy<3>
  • Thayer County (NE)
    • Hubbell [Thayer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hubbell
      • Hubbell [Thayer County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hubbell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hubbell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hubbell<3>
    • Chester [Thayer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Thayer County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 218 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<3>
    • Byron [Thayer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byron
      • Byron [Thayer County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 78 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byron<3>
    • Gilead [Thayer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilead
      • Gilead [Thayer County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilead<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of 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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ames.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ames. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ames and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ames.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Ames.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites 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 Kansas
    • Stories from Nebraska

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.

  • Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View Cemetery
  • Cedar Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill Cemetery
  • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Calvary Cemetery
  • Mt. Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Walnut Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walnut Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walnut Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove Cemetery
  • Nelson Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Hollis Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hollis Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hollis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hollis Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollis Cemetery
    • Rice Cemetery
    • St. Peters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Peters Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
    • Princeville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Princeville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Princeville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Princeville Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeville Cemetery
    • Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Agenda Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Agenda Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Agenda Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Agenda Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Ames.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agenda Cemetery
    • Riverdale Cemetery
    • Baptist Cemetery
    • Clifton IOOF Cemetery

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 175 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Ames [Cloud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ames
    • Ames [Cloud County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ames
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ames had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
  • Clyde [Cloud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Cloud County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,137 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 647 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clyde had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Clyde:
    • Elk Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<3>
  • Saint Joseph [Cloud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
    • Saint Joseph [Cloud County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 126 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Joseph had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
  • Rice [Cloud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice
    • Rice [Cloud County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ames
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 89 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rice had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
  • Vining [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vining
    • Vining [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Ames
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,421 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vining had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vining have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Vining:
    • Riverdale
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vining
  • Clifton [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Ames
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 622 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 506 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clifton had a post office and railroad service
    • Clifton has also been known as:
    • West Clifton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Aurora [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Aurora [Cloud County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 55 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Aurora had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Aurora:
      • Saint Peter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
    • Agenda [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agenda
      • Agenda [Republic County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Agenda had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agenda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agenda
    • Brantford [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brantford
      • Brantford [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 68 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brantford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brantford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brantford
    • Wayne [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayne
      • Wayne [Republic 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
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wayne had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayne
    • Talmo [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talmo
      • Talmo [Republic 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: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Talmo had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talmo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talmo
    • Concordia [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concordia
      • Concordia [Cloud County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,184 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,906 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Concordia had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concordia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concordia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concordia<3>
    • Morganville [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganville
      • Morganville [Clay County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 233 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 190 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Morganville had a post office and railroad service
      • Former name for Morganville:
      • Della
      • Morganville has also been known as:
      • Morgantown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganville
    • Strawberry [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry
      • Strawberry [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strawberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strawberry
    • Miltonvale [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miltonvale
      • Miltonvale [Cloud County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 591 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 480 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Miltonvale had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miltonvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miltonvale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miltonvale<3>

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.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ames ...

While our initial data about Ames came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ames in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Ames.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Ames:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ames. See our Misc Page for Ames for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Kansas

About Cloud County

About Kansas

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 Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Ames) 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 Ames. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AmesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ames. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5694, Longitude: -97.4426    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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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