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Welcome to Amherst ...

Amherst is located in Lake County<1>.

The location of Amherst has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Amherst is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Amherst lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Amherst: (847) & (224)<4>

Communities Also Named Amherst ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Amherst - they are located in Colorado, Florida, 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.

Communities near Amherst ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Amherst.

  • Elgin [Kane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
    • Elgin [Kane County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2018: 111,683 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<6>
  • Waukegan [Lake County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waukegan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukegan
    • Waukegan [Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2018: 86,792 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukegan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukegan<6>
  • Arlington Heights [Cook County]
  • Schaumburg [Cook County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schaumburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schaumburg
    • Schaumburg [Cook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2018: 73,509 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schaumburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schaumburg<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Palatine [Cook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palatine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palatine
      • Palatine [Cook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2018: 68,053 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palatine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palatine<6>
    • Des Plaines [Cook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Des Plaines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Plaines
      • Des Plaines [Cook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2018: 58,959 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Plaines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Plaines<6>
    • Mount Prospect [Cook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Prospect
      • Mount Prospect [Cook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2018: 54,198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Prospect
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Prospect<6>
    • Hoffman Estates [Cook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoffman Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffman Estates
      • Hoffman Estates [Cook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2018: 51,197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffman Estates
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoffman Estates<6>
    • Glenview [Cook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenview
      • Glenview [Cook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2018: 47,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenview<6>
    • Elmhurst [DuPage County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmhurst
      • Elmhurst [DuPage County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2018: 46,558 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmhurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmhurst<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amherst. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Amherst.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Amherst. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Amherst.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Amherst. See our Newspapers 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Amherst, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Amherst.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Illinois

About Lake County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Amherst. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lake County: www.co.lake.il.us

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amherst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (224) is an overlay for area code (847).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Amherst) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amherst. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1620, Longitude: -88.0984       In this case, the coordinates for Amherst have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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