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Welcome to Ames ...
The location of Ames has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Ames, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1912.
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
The telephone area code for Ames: (603)
Communities Also Named Ames ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ames was on a map titled Map of New Hampshire (from Rand McNally, 1912).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Ames.
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 05 Sep 2023