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Welcome to Ames ...

Ames is located in Cloud County<1>.

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

Ames is 1,300 feet [396 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Ames: (785)

Adding Ames to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Ames in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Ames elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ames on a Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

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

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, Indiana, Iowa, 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.

  • Concordia [Cloud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concordia
    • Concordia [Cloud County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,987 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concordia have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concordia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concordia<6>
  • Clifton [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 505 people
    • Clifton has also been known as:
    • West Clifton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<6>
  • Miltonvale [Cloud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miltonvale
    • Miltonvale [Cloud County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 487 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miltonvale have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miltonvale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miltonvale<6>
  • Morganville [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganville
    • Morganville [Clay County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 190 people
    • Former name for Morganville:
    • Della
    • Morganville has also been known as:
    • Morgantown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cuba [Republic County]
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      • Cuba [Republic County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cuba<6>
    • Palmer [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmer
      • Palmer [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmer
    • Agenda [Republic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agenda
      • Agenda [Republic County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 66 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agenda have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agenda
    • Aurora [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Aurora [Cloud County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 56 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Aurora:
      • Saint Peter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
    • Vining [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vining
      • Vining [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 42 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vining have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Vining:
      • Riverdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vining
    • Saint Joseph [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
      • Saint Joseph [Cloud County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of 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>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Cloud, 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 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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ames - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ames

Our 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    
<5>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.
<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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