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Ames is an unincorporated community in Cloud County, Kansas, United States.


Ames was founded in 1883.

A post office was opened in Shirley in 1868 (also known as Elm Creek, it is now an extinct town), but the post office was moved to Ames in 1878 and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1993.


For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Ames as a census-designated place (CDP).


The community is served by Clifton-Clyde USD 224 public school district, which 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.
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