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1890 Communities Near Ames ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Ames in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Ames.

Ansted   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ames
 - Ansted had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beauty   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ames
 - Beauty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beckwith   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ames
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Beckwith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caperton   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ames
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Caperton had a post office and railroad service
 
Clifty   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ames
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cotton Hill   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ames
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Cotton Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Deitz   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Deitz was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ames
 - 1895 population of 6 people
 - Deitz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dempsey   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ames
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Dempsey had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Sewell   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While East Sewell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ames
 - East Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
Edmond   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ames
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fayette   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ames
 - Fayette had railroad service and no post office
 
Fayetteville   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ames
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 2,772 people in 2017)
 - Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gatewood   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ames
 - Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gauley   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ames
 - Gauley had railroad service and no post office
 
Gaymont   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ames
 - Gaymont had railroad service and no post office
 
Hawks Nest   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ames
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Hawks Nest had a post office and railroad service
 
Kanawha Falls   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ames
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Kanawha Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Keeneys Creek   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ames
 - Keeneys Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Lansing   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Ames
 - Lansing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lookout   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ames
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Lookout had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Cove   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ames
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Mountain Cove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mulvane   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mulvane was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ames
 - Mulvane had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nuttalburg   (Fayette County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Nuttalburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ames
 - 1895 population of 342 people
 - Nuttalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Oak Hill   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ames
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 8,338 people in 2017)
 - Oak Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sewell   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ames
 - Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
 - sunnyside had railroad service and no post office

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Ames. 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ames. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0862, Longitude: -81.0859     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ames have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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