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Welcome to Ames ...

The town of Ames is located in Major County<1> (at the time of its founding, Ames was located in Woods County).

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ames has a population of 241 people<3> (see below for details).

Ames was originally named Hoyle.

The community of Ames is 1,210 feet [369 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Ames lies within the (580) area code.

The ZIP code for Ames: 73718<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ames had an population of 241 people. This is an increase of 0.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.11% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ames had a population of 239 people. This makes Ames the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 239 people, the population of Ames increased 20.1% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 199 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, 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.

  • Fairview [Major County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
    • Fairview [Major County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,594 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<8>
  • Hennessey [Kingfisher County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hennessey have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hennessey
    • Hennessey [Kingfisher County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,223 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hennessey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hennessey<8>
  • Waukomis [Garfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waukomis have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukomis
    • Waukomis [Garfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,296 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukomis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukomis<8>
  • Okeene [Blaine County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Okeene have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okeene
    • Okeene [Blaine County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,138 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okeene
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okeene<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lahoma [Garfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lahoma have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lahoma
      • Lahoma [Garfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lahoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lahoma<8>
    • Ringwood [Major County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringwood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ringwood
      • Ringwood [Major County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 509 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ringwood<8>
    • Drummond [Garfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drummond have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drummond
      • Drummond [Garfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 455 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drummond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drummond<8>
    • Cleo Springs [Major County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleo Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleo Springs
      • Cleo Springs [Major County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleo Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleo Springs<8>
    • Goltry [Alfalfa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goltry
      • Goltry [Alfalfa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 253 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goltry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goltry<8>
    • Meno [Major County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meno have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meno
      • Meno [Major County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2019: 237 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meno
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meno<8>

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 Oklahoma

About Major County

About Oklahoma

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 State of Oklahoma: https://www.ok.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oklahoma's counties, including Major, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 town'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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ames.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ames - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Ames). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ames or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 36.2472, Longitude: -98.1875    
<8>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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