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Welcome to Amherst ...
Amherst is located in Phillips County.
The location of Amherst has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
The origin (or the toponymy) of Amherst: Named after Amherst, Massachusetts
Amherst is 3,690 feet [1,125 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Amherst is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Amherst lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Amherst (for example, toward Wallace (NE)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
The telephone area code for Amherst: (970)
The ZIP code for Amherst: 80721<3>
Communities near Amherst ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Amherst and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Amherst.
Communities Also Named Amherst ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Amherst - they are located in Florida, Illinois, Kansas (2), Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Amherst.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Amherst:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Amherst ...
Looking for more information about Amherst? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Amherst, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Amherst.
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This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2019