NAME: Ames (Elmo)
COUNTY: Fayette
CLIMATE: cool spring hot summer, cool fall, cold winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: late spring, summer and fall
COMMENTS: Located in the New River Gorge. Here is a good reference link.
REMAINS: Foundations.
This location went by the name of Elmo from approximately 1885 through 1930 and consisted of a town and a railroad station. The associated mine closed during the 1930s and then in 1941 the Ames mining company began operations and changed the name. Ames comes from the names of four nearby mines, the Ajax, Michigan, Elmo and Sunnyside. Only foundations remain.