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Welcome to Amherst ...

Amherst is located in Hancock County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Amherst has a population of 258 people<3> (see below for details).

Amherst is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Amherst: (207)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 258 people. This is a decrease of 2.64% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Amherst had a population of 265 people. This makes Amherst the county's 32nd most populous community.

The population of Amherst represents 0.02% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 418th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 265 people, the population of Amherst increased 15.22% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 230 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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 Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas (2), 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.

  • Orono [Penobscot County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orono have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orono
    • Orono [Penobscot County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Amherst
    • Estimated population for 2018: 10,679 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orono
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orono
  • Brewer [Penobscot County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brewer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewer
    • Brewer [Penobscot County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Amherst
    • Estimated population for 2018: 9,051 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brewer
  • Ellsworth [Hancock County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellsworth
    • Ellsworth [Hancock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Amherst
    • Estimated population for 2018: 8,048 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellsworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellsworth
  • Old Town [Penobscot County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
    • Old Town [Penobscot County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Amherst
    • Estimated population for 2018: 7,459 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Town
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Holden [Penobscot County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holden
      • Holden [Penobscot County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 3,081 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holden
    • Milford [Penobscot County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [Penobscot County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 2,956 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford
    • Eddington [Penobscot County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eddington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddington
      • Eddington [Penobscot County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 2,195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eddington
    • Veazie [Penobscot County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Veazie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Veazie
      • Veazie [Penobscot County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veazie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Veazie
    • Dedham [Hancock County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dedham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dedham
      • Dedham [Hancock County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,678 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dedham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dedham
    • Franklin [Hancock County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Hancock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,547 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin

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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Maine

About Hancock County

About Maine

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 Hancock County: www.co.hancock.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Hancock, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Amherst.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amherst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 44.8334, Longitude: -68.3642       In this case, the coordinates for Amherst have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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