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Welcome to Ames ...

Ames is located in Belknap 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 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ames lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ames is located in the (603) area code.

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, Nebraska, 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.

  • Laconia [Belknap County]
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    • Laconia [Belknap County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Ames
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,646 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laconia<6>
  • Franklin [Merrimack County]
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    • Franklin [Merrimack County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Ames
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,753 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<6>
  • Belmont [Belknap County]
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    • Belmont [Belknap County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Ames
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,314 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<6>
  • Gilford [Belknap County]
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    • Gilford [Belknap County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the west of Ames
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,278 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilford<6>
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    • Farmington [Strafford County]
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      • Farmington [Strafford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,951 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<6>
    • Meredith [Belknap County]
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      • Meredith [Belknap County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meredith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meredith<6>
    • Wolfeboro [Carroll County]
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      • Wolfeboro [Carroll County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,450 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolfeboro<6>
    • Alton [Belknap County]
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      • Alton [Belknap County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,364 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<6>
    • Wakefield [Carroll County]
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      • Wakefield [Carroll County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,122 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<6>
    • Northfield [Merrimack County]
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      • Northfield [Merrimack County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfield<6>

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.

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 on a map titled Map of New Hampshire (from Rand McNally, 1912).

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

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About Belknap County

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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 Belknap County: www.belknapcounty.org/

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Belknap, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ames. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5626, Longitude: -71.3348       In this case, the coordinates for Ames have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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