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Ames
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County Monroe
Precinct 9
Elevation 469 ft (143 m)
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Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62279
Area code 618
Location of Ames within Illinois
Location of Ames within Illinois
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Location of Ames within Illinois

Ames is an unincorporated community in the Renault Precinct of Monroe County, Illinois, United States.

History

Ames was first called Yankeetown, on account of there being a large share of Yankees among the original settlers. A post office called Ames was established in 1881, and remained in operation until 1907.


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