Ames Public Library
Carnegie Grant Information
Town & County
Twelfth Census of the United States — 1900. p. 448.
Ames is located in Story County, which was established on January 13, 1846. The county was named to honor Joseph Story (1779-1845) who served as a justice of the United States Supreme Court (1811-1845). Nevada is the county seat of Story County.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 294.)