Ames

Ames is on State Highway 36 eight miles northwest of Gatesville in north central Coryell County. It was originally located on the Leon River two miles to the south, but moved closer to the highway. The community was probably named for William Ames, an early settler. In 1889 the Methodist church, which had been located next to the cemetery, was rebuilt near the center of the settlement. It was originally called Union Grove and later known as the Ames Methodist Church. The Ames post office opened in 1893 and was housed in the community store, whose successive proprietors served as postmaster. The church, store, and a school named Enterprise were all located together and stood on land belonging to the Liljeblad family.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Ames is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.52099490
    Longitude
    -97.77946830

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Ames by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
10 2009 Local Officials