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The location of Ames









Welcome to Ames ...

Ames is located in Hand County.

The location of Ames has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

Ames is 1,880 feet [573 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Ames is located in the (605) area code.

Communities near Ames ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Ames and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirDistance
Crow Creek   [Map]   1,816   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Crow Creek   [Map]   83   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fort Thompson   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Gann Valley   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Miller   [Map]   1,376   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
North Buffalo   [Map]   92   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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, Oklahoma, Texas (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ames.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ames. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ames.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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.

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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 State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<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 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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ames - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ames have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ames.

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