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Welcome to Ames ...

Ames is located in Hand 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 1,880 feet [573 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 (605) 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 Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, 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.

  • Miller [Hand County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miller
    • Miller [Hand County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,367 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miller<6>
  • Stephan [Hyde County]
  • Saint Lawrence [Hand County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Lawrence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Lawrence
    • Saint Lawrence [Hand County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2018: 192 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Lawrence<6>
  • Ree Heights [Hand County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ree Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ree Heights
    • Ree Heights [Hand County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2018: 61 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ree Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ree Heights<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gann Valley [Buffalo County]
    • Fort Thompson [Buffalo County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Thompson
      • Fort Thompson [Buffalo County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Thompson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Thompson<6>
    • Wessington [Beadle County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wessington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wessington
      • Wessington [Beadle County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the northeast of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2018: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wessington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wessington<6>
    • Highmore [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highmore
      • Highmore [Hyde County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2018: 717 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highmore<6>
    • Lower Brule [Lyman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Brule have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Brule
      • Lower Brule [Lyman County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 24 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Brule
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lower Brule<6>
    • Wessington Springs [Jerauld County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wessington Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wessington Springs
      • Wessington Springs [Jerauld County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Ames
      • Estimated population in 2018: 928 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wessington Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wessington Springs<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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Dakota

About Hand County

About South Dakota

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 South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Hand, 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 44.2692, Longitude: -99.0848       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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