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Welcome to South Amherst ...

South Amherst is located in Hampshire County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for South Amherst: S. Amherst

South Amherst is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: South Amherst lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

South Amherst is within the boundaries of the (413) area code.

Adding South Amherst to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of South Amherst in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for South Amherst was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for South Amherst on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named South Amherst ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named South Amherst - it's located in Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for South Amherst.

Communities near South Amherst ...

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

  • Springfield [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
    • Springfield [Hampden County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of South Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 153,606 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
  • Chicopee [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicopee
    • Chicopee [Hampden County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of South Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,126 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicopee
  • Westfield [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
    • Westfield [Hampden County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of South Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,204 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
  • Holyoke [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holyoke
    • Holyoke [Hampden County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of South Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,117 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holyoke
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Agawam [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agawam
      • Agawam [Hampden County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of South Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agawam
    • West Springfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Springfield
      • West Springfield [Hampden County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of South Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Springfield
    • Northampton [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northampton
      • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of South Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
    • Ludlow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ludlow
      • Ludlow [Hampden County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of South Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
    • South Hadley [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Hadley
      • South Hadley [Hampshire County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of South Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Hadley
    • Greenfield [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of South Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield

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 South Amherst. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for South Amherst.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South 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 South Amherst.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Amherst ...

Looking for more information about South 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 South Amherst, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for South Amherst.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hampshire County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Hampshire, 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 South Amherst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- South Amherst) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Amherst. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South AmherstOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Amherst. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3404, Longitude: -72.5051       In this case, the coordinates for South Amherst have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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