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Welcome to Ames ...

Ames is located in Dodge County<1>.

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) & (531)<5>

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.

  • Fremont [Dodge County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
    • Fremont [Dodge County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,383 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<7>
  • Wahoo [Saunders County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wahoo
    • Wahoo [Saunders County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,548 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wahoo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wahoo<7>
  • Valley [Douglas County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley
    • Valley [Douglas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,890 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley<7>
  • Arlington [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
    • Arlington [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,315 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yutan [Saunders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yutan
      • Yutan [Saunders County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yutan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yutan<7>
    • North Bend [Dodge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bend
      • North Bend [Dodge County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Bend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Bend<7>
    • Hooper [Dodge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hooper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooper
      • Hooper [Dodge County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hooper<7>
    • Scribner [Dodge County]
    • Cedar Bluffs [Saunders County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluffs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluffs
      • Cedar Bluffs [Saunders County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<6> to the south of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 583 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluffs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluffs<7>
    • Mead [Saunders County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mead
      • Mead [Saunders County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mead<7>

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 ...

Visit our Community Index 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>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Dodge, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ames - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 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: 41.4522, Longitude: -96.6245       In this case, the coordinates for Ames have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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