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Our Genealogy Helper for Ames ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Ames (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ames. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Ames is located in Liberty County.

To see how the shape of Texas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Liberty County: Chambers, Hardin, Harris, Montgomery, Polk & San Jacinto.

Below are the counties that are near Ames. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ames:

  • Liberty County     (The home county of Ames)
    • Liberty [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Liberty County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,506 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<3>
    • Raywood [Liberty County]
    • Woodson [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodson
      • Woodson [Liberty County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodson
    • Hardin [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardin
      • Hardin [Liberty County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 966 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardin<3>
    • Daisetta [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisetta
      • Daisetta [Liberty County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisetta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisetta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daisetta<3>
    • Dayton Lakes [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton Lakes
      • Dayton Lakes [Liberty County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton Lakes
    • Kenefick [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenefick
      • Kenefick [Liberty County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenefick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenefick
    • Hull [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
      • Hull [Liberty County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hull<3>
    • Devers [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devers
      • Devers [Liberty County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Devers<3>
    • Dayton [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Liberty County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,628 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<3>
    • Mariam [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mariam
      • Mariam [Liberty County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mariam
    • Stilson [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stilson
      • Stilson [Liberty County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stilson
    • Gum Grove [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Grove
      • Gum Grove [Liberty County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Grove
  • Chambers County
    • Old River-Winfree [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old River-Winfree
      • Old River-Winfree [Chambers County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,453 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old River-Winfree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old River-Winfree
    • Wallisville [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallisville
      • Wallisville [Chambers County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallisville<3>
    • Hankamer [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hankamer
      • Hankamer [Chambers County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hankamer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hankamer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hankamer<3>
    • Turtle Bayou [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Bayou
      • Turtle Bayou [Chambers County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Bayou
    • Mont Belvieu [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Belvieu
      • Mont Belvieu [Chambers County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Belvieu have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mont Belvieu
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mont Belvieu<3>
    • Cove [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove
      • Cove [Chambers County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 586 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove
    • Anahuac [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anahuac
      • Anahuac [Chambers County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,333 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anahuac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anahuac<3>
    • Monroe City [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe City
      • Monroe City [Chambers County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe City
    • Beach City [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach City
      • Beach City [Chambers County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,825 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach City
    • Baytown [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baytown
      • Baytown [Chambers County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baytown<3>
    • Double Bayou [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Bayou
      • Double Bayou [Chambers County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Bayou
    • Winnie [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnie
      • Winnie [Chambers County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnie<3>
    • Stowell [Chambers County]
  • Galveston County
    • High Island [Galveston County]
    • Clear Lake Shores [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Lake Shores
      • Clear Lake Shores [Galveston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Lake Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Lake Shores
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clear Lake Shores<3>
    • Kemah [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kemah
      • Kemah [Galveston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,048 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kemah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kemah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kemah<3>
    • Bacliff [Galveston County]
    • San Leon [Galveston County]
    • Gilchrist [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilchrist
      • Gilchrist [Galveston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilchrist have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilchrist
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilchrist<3>
  • Hardin County
    • Batson [Hardin County]
    • Grayburg [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayburg
      • Grayburg [Hardin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grayburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayburg
    • Sour Lake [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sour Lake
      • Sour Lake [Hardin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sour Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sour Lake<3>
    • Saratoga [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
      • Saratoga [Hardin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saratoga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga<3>
    • Thicket [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thicket
      • Thicket [Hardin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thicket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thicket
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thicket<3>
    • Pinewood Estates [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinewood Estates
      • Pinewood Estates [Hardin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinewood Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinewood Estates
    • Votaw [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Votaw
      • Votaw [Hardin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Votaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Votaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Votaw<3>
    • Bragg [Hardin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg
      • Bragg [Hardin County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kountze [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kountze
      • Kountze [Hardin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kountze
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kountze<3>
    • Rose Hill Acres [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill Acres
      • Rose Hill Acres [Hardin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 435 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill Acres
    • Lumberton [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberton
      • Lumberton [Hardin County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lumberton<3>
    • Village Mills [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Mills
      • Village Mills [Hardin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Village Mills<3>
    • Silsbee [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silsbee
      • Silsbee [Hardin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silsbee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silsbee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silsbee<3>
  • Harris County
    • Huffman [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffman
      • Huffman [Harris County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huffman<3>
    • Crosby [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [Harris County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crosby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<3>
    • Barrett [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrett
      • Barrett [Harris County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barrett<3>
    • Cedar Bayou [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bayou
      • Cedar Bayou [Harris County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bayou
    • Chaparral Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chaparral Village
      • Chaparral Village [Harris County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chaparral Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chaparral Village
    • Highlands [Harris County]
    • Sheldon [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Harris County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheldon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
    • Atascocita [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atascocita
      • Atascocita [Harris County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atascocita have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atascocita
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atascocita<3>
    • Elm Grove Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Grove Village
      • Elm Grove Village [Harris County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Grove Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Grove Village
    • Greentree Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greentree Village
      • Greentree Village [Harris County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greentree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greentree Village
    • Bear Branch Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Branch Village
      • Bear Branch Village [Harris County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear Branch Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Branch Village
    • Hunter Ridge Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Ridge Village
      • Hunter Ridge Village [Harris County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Ridge Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Ridge Village
    • Sherwood Trails Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherwood Trails Village
      • Sherwood Trails Village [Harris County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherwood Trails Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherwood Trails Village
  • Jefferson County
    • Nome [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nome
      • Nome [Jefferson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 592 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nome
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nome<3>
    • China [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for China
      • China [Jefferson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for China have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on China
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for China<3>
    • Bevil Oaks [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bevil Oaks
      • Bevil Oaks [Jefferson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bevil Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bevil Oaks
    • Hamshire [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamshire
      • Hamshire [Jefferson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamshire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamshire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamshire<3>
    • Voth [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Voth
      • Voth [Jefferson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Voth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Voth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Voth<3>
    • Beaumont [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaumont
      • Beaumont [Jefferson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115,473 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaumont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaumont<3>
    • Taylor Landing [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor Landing
      • Taylor Landing [Jefferson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor Landing
  • Montgomery County
    • Roman Forest [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roman Forest
      • Roman Forest [Montgomery County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,035 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roman Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roman Forest
    • Splendora [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Splendora
      • Splendora [Montgomery County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,292 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Splendora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Splendora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Splendora<3>
    • Patton Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patton Village
      • Patton Village [Montgomery County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patton Village
    • Woodbranch [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbranch
      • Woodbranch [Montgomery County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbranch
    • New Caney [Montgomery County]
    • Porter [Montgomery County]
    • Grangerland [Montgomery County]
    • Cut and Shoot [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cut and Shoot
      • Cut and Shoot [Montgomery County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,490 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cut and Shoot<3>
  • Polk County
    • Ace [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ace
      • Ace [Polk County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ace<3>
    • Dallardsville [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallardsville
      • Dallardsville [Polk County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallardsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallardsville<3>
    • Goodrich [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodrich
      • Goodrich [Polk County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodrich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodrich
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodrich<3>
  • San Jacinto County
    • Shepherd [San Jacinto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherd
      • Shepherd [San Jacinto County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherd<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Ames, see our County-by-County Page for Ames.

Newspapers Published in Ames ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ames.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ames, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ames.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ames:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Texas

Cemeteries Near Ames ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ames.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Ames covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Cemetery
  • Wells Memorial Cemetery
  • Fairlawn Cemetery
  • Old Hardin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Hardin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Hardin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Hardin Cemetery
  • Branch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Branch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch Cemetery
  • Neyland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Neyland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Neyland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neyland Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Miller Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Cemetery
    • Quarters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Quarters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Quarters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Quarters Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ames.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quarters Cemetery
    • Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ames.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Norris Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Norris Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Norris Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Norris Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ames.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris Cemetery
    • Wood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wood Cemetery
      • Wood Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ames.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Cemetery
    • Oak Dale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Dale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Dale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oak Dale Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Ames.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Dale Cemetery
    • Speight Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Speight Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Speight Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Speight Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Ames.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speight Cemetery
    • Albritton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Albritton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Albritton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Albritton Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Ames.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albritton Cemetery
    • Swinney Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swinney Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Swinney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Swinney Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ames.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swinney Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Ames had railroad service and no post office. In 2020, Ames had a population of 1,275 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Ames, with the one closest to Ames listed first.

  • Ames [Liberty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ames
    • Ames [Liberty County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ames
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,275 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ames had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
  • Liberty [Liberty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty [Liberty County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Ames
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 512 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,506 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Liberty had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<3>
  • Moss Bluff [Liberty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Bluff
    • Moss Bluff [Liberty County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ames
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 452 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moss Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Bluff
  • Dayton [Liberty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
    • Dayton [Liberty County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Ames
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 239 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,628 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dayton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<3>
  • Felicia [Liberty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Felicia
    • Felicia [Liberty County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Ames
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Felicia had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Felicia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Felicia
  • Wallisville [Chambers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallisville
    • Wallisville [Chambers County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Ames
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 83 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wallisville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallisville<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Mont Belvieu [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Belvieu
      • Mont Belvieu [Chambers County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,137 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mont Belvieu had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Belvieu have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mont Belvieu
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mont Belvieu<3>
    • Turtle Bayou [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Bayou
      • Turtle Bayou [Chambers County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Turtle Bayou had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Bayou
    • Anahuac [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anahuac
      • Anahuac [Chambers County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,333 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Anahuac had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anahuac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anahuac<3>
    • Sour Lake [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sour Lake
      • Sour Lake [Hardin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 99 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,948 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sour Lake had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sour Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sour Lake<3>
    • Saratoga [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
      • Saratoga [Hardin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ames
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saratoga had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saratoga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga<3>
    • Huffman [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffman
      • Huffman [Harris County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Ames
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huffman<3>
    • Crosby [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [Harris County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crosby had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crosby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<3>
    • Cedar Bayou [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bayou
      • Cedar Bayou [Harris County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ames
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cedar Bayou had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bayou
    • China [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for China
      • China [Jefferson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Ames
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,204 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, China had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for China have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on China
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for China<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ames. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ames.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ames ...

While our initial data about Ames came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ames in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Ames.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Ames:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

Map from 1882 (unknown title/publisher)

We have found Ames in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Ames for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ames. See our Misc Page for Ames for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Liberty County

About Texas

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 Liberty County: www.co.liberty.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AmesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ames. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0555, Longitude: -94.7448    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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