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Welcome to Ames ...

Ames is located in Dodge County.

The location of Ames has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

Ames is 1,220 feet [372 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Ames: (402) & (531)<4>

Communities near Ames ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Fremont   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the East (E) of Ames

Wahoo   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Ames

Located in Saunders County

Valley   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Ames

Located in Douglas County

Arlington   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Ames

Located in Washington County

Yutan   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Ames

Located in Saunders County

North Bend   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Ames

Hooper   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Ames

Scribner   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of Ames

Cedar Bluffs   [Map]

Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of Ames

Located in Saunders County

Mead   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Ames

Located in Saunders County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ames.

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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ames. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ames.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Dodge County

About Nebraska

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ames - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<5>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- 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, we've provided the following link: 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: 41.4522, Longitude: -96.6245     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ames have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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