Ames, Kansas

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Ames is a rural unincorporated community in Cloud County, Kansas, United States.[1]


Ames was founded in 1883.[2]

A post office was opened in Shirley in 1868 (also known as Elm Creek, it is now part of Shirley Township averages a population of 40), but the post office was moved to Ames in 1878 and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1993.[3]


Ames is part of the Clifton-Clyde Unified School District 224.[4] The school district includes Clifton, Clyde, Vining, Ames, St. Joseph, and nearby rural areas of Clay, Cloud, Washington counties. The district has three schools:

  • Clifton-Clyde Senior High School, located in Clyde.
  • Clifton-Clyde Middle School, located in Clifton.
  • Clifton-Clyde Grade School, located in Clifton.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ames, Kansas
  2. ^ Hollibaugh, E. F. (1903). Biographical History of Cloud County, Kansas: Biographies of Representative Citizens. Illustrated with Portraits of Prominent People, Cuts of Homes, Stock, Etc. Wilson, Humphrey & Company. p. 880.
  3. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  4. ^ USD 224

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Coordinates: 39°34′10″N 97°26′31″W / 39.56944°N 97.44194°W / 39.56944; -97.44194