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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Ames, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ames and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Ames:
    • 31.520995, -97.779468
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Ames
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Ames ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Ames.

There is one other community in Texas which is also named Ames.

Beyond Texas, we know of another sixteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Texas ...
    • Liberty County
      • This Ames is located in Liberty County and lies 207 miles [333.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ames that is located in Coryell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Liberty County community of Ames.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Nevada County
      • This Ames is located in Nevada County and lies 301 miles [484.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Ames that is located in Coryell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Ames.
    • Colorado
      • San Miguel County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Ames [San Miguel County].
    • Illinois
      • Monroe County
      • This Ames is located in Monroe County and lies 632 miles [1,017.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ames that is located in Coryell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Ames.
    • Indiana
      • Montgomery County
      • This Ames is located in Montgomery County and lies 845 miles [1,359.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ames that is located in Coryell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Ames.
    • Iowa
      • Story County
      • This Ames is located in Story County and lies 760 miles [1,223.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ames that is located in Coryell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Story County community of Ames.
    • Kansas
      • Cloud County
      • This Ames is located in Cloud County and lies 556 miles [894.8 km]<1> to the north of the Ames that is located in Coryell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cloud County community of Ames.
    • Michigan
      • Alger County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Ames [Alger County].
      • Menominee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Ames [Menominee County].
    • Minnesota
      • Hubbard County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Ames [Hubbard County].
    • Nebraska
      • Dodge County
      • This Ames is located in Dodge County and lies 688 miles [1,107.2 km]<1> to the north of the Ames that is located in Coryell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dodge County community of Ames.
    • New Hampshire
      • Belknap County
      • This Ames is located in Belknap County and lies 1,658 miles [2,668.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ames that is located in Coryell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Belknap County community of Ames.
    • New York
      • Montgomery County
      • This Ames is located in Montgomery County and lies 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ames that is located in Coryell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Ames.
    • North Carolina
      • Union County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Ames [Union County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Major County
      • This Ames is located in Major County and lies 327 miles [526.3 km]<1> to the north of the Ames that is located in Coryell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Major County community of Ames.
    • South Dakota
      • Hand County
      • This Ames is located in Hand County and lies 883 miles [1,421.1 km]<1> to the north of the Ames that is located in Coryell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hand County community of Ames.
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • This Ames is located in Fayette County and lies 1,047 miles [1,685 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Ames that is located in Coryell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Ames.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ames ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Aleman [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aleman
    • Aleman [Hamilton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aleman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aleman
  • Crossroad Store [Bosque County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroad Store
    • Crossroad Store [Bosque County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroad Store have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroad Store
  • Flat [Coryell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat
    • Flat [Coryell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat<5>
  • Gatesville [Coryell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatesville
    • Gatesville [Coryell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ames
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,401 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gatesville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gatesville<5>
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    • Ireland [Coryell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ireland
      • Ireland [Coryell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ireland
    • King [Coryell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King
      • King [Coryell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King
    • Leon Junction [Coryell County]
    • Lime City [Coryell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime City
      • Lime City [Coryell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime City
    • Mound [Coryell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound
      • Mound [Coryell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound<5>
    • Norse [Bosque County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norse
      • Norse [Bosque County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norse have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norse
    • Pancake [Coryell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pancake
      • Pancake [Coryell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pancake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pancake
    • Pearl [Coryell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Coryell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
    • Pecan Grove [Coryell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Grove
      • Pecan Grove [Coryell County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Slab Crossing [Hamilton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slab Crossing
      • Slab Crossing [Hamilton County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Ames

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Ames. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn     (Entertainer, mother of Van Cliburn)
      • Entertainer, mother of Van Cliburn. She was born in McGregor (Texas) on Wednesday October 14, 1896 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday August 3, 1994 at the age of 97. She is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas).
      • McGregor is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Ames.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn<6>
    • Mark Harelik     (Actor, playwright)
      • Actor, playwright. He was born in Hamilton (Texas) on Tueday June 5, 1951
      • Hamilton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Ames.

How Far From Ames to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Ames to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Ames and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Gatesville, which is the Seat of Coryell County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Ames to Austin, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,272 miles [2,047.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 50 days and walking would take 73 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,088 miles [11,407 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,821 miles [12,586.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,699 miles [9,171.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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: 31.5210, Longitude: -97.7795       In this case, the coordinates for Ames have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ames, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Ames could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Ames to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 320.429 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.903 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.226 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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