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Amesville, Ohio
State Street (State Routes 329/550)
State Street (State Routes 329/550)
Location of Amesville, Ohio
Location of Amesville, Ohio
Location of Amesville in Athens County
Location of Amesville in Athens County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Athens
Township Ames
 • Type Town Council
 • Total 0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2)
 • Land 0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
633 ft (193 m)
 • Total 154
 • Estimate 
 • Density 698.63/sq mi (269.97/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
45711, 45777
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-01784
GNIS feature ID 1075260

Amesville is a village in Athens County, Ohio, United States, located on Federal Creek. The population was 154 at the 2010 census.


Amesville was laid out in 1837. The village derives its name from Sylvanus and Nabby Lee Ames, pioneer landowners. A post office called Amesville has been in operation since 1820.


Amesville is located at 39°24′5″N 81°57′18″W / 39.40139°N 81.95500°W / 39.40139; -81.95500 (39.401497, -81.955134).

Amesville is situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, approximately 45 miles south by southeast of the terminal moraine, a topographical feature often associated with the boundaries of glaciers, and is surrounded by wooded hills, narrow valleys, and numerous creeks flanked by lowland pastures and farmland.

These features are largely indicative of the areas in the State of Ohio that fall to the south of the terminal moraine. The terminal moraine in the State of Ohio, and to the north of Amesville, effectively serves to bisect the state along a line running on a west to east axis across the south by southeastern third of Ohio thereby contributing to certain distinctive topographical, socio-economic, and cultural attributes on either side of this feature.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 159
1910 267
1920 273 2.2%
1930 298 9.2%
1940 286 −4.0%
1950 269 −5.9%
1960 255 −5.2%
1970 295 15.7%
1980 247 −16.3%
1990 250 1.2%
2000 184 −26.4%
2010 154 −16.3%
2019 (est.) 153 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 154 people, 63 households, and 38 families residing in the village of Amesville, Ohio. The population density was 700.0 inhabitants per square mile (270.3/km2). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 318.2 per square mile (122.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 88.3% White, 3.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 4.5% Asian, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 63 households, of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, 39.7% were households composed of non-geanologically related persons, 31.7% of all households were made up of sole individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the village was 36.5 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.7% of residents were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.3% were from between the ages of 25 to 44; 31.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. Gender distribution of the village was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Amesville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

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