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Welcome to Amherst ...

Amherst is located in Fillmore County<1>.

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

Amherst is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Amherst lies within the (507) area code.

Adding Amherst to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of 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, we also found mention of Amherst elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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), Maine, Massachusetts, 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.

  • Cresco [Howard County]
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    • Cresco [Howard County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,739 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cresco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cresco<5>
  • Caledonia [Houston County]
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    • Caledonia [Houston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,753 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<5>
  • Rushford [Fillmore County]
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    • Rushford [Fillmore County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,695 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushford<5>
  • Preston [Fillmore County]
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    • Preston [Fillmore County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,289 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Preston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Preston<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spring Grove [Houston County]
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      • Spring Grove [Houston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,266 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Grove<5>
    • Harmony [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Fillmore County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 987 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harmony<5>
    • Houston [Houston County]
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      • Houston [Houston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<5>
    • Rushford Village [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushford Village
      • Rushford Village [Fillmore County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 836 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushford Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushford Village
    • Mabel [Fillmore County]
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      • Mabel [Fillmore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 749 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mabel<5>
    • Lanesboro [Fillmore County]
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      • Lanesboro [Fillmore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 725 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lanesboro<5>

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 ...

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About Fillmore County

About Minnesota

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 Fillmore County: www.co.fillmore.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Fillmore, 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>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 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: 43.6086, Longitude: -91.8949       In this case, the coordinates for Amherst have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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