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Welcome to Ames ...
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 1,220 feet [372 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Ames lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Ames: (402) and (531)<5>
Adding Ames to Our Gazetteer ...
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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ames was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Ames on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916).
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, Kansas, Michigan (2), Minnesota, 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.
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.
In addition to the Tourism page for Ames, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ames.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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 Dodge County: www.dodgecounty.ne.gov/
The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/
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This page was last modified: 25 Jul 2021