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Welcome to Amherst ...

Amherst is located in Fergus County<1>.

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

Amherst is 3,610 feet [1,100 m] above sea level.<3> 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

The telephone area code for Amherst: (406)

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, Minnesota, 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.

  • Lewistown [Fergus County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
    • Lewistown [Fergus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2018: 5,818 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<5>
  • Denton [Fergus County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denton
    • Denton [Fergus County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2018: 243 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denton<5>
  • Hobson [Judith Basin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobson
    • Hobson [Judith Basin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2018: 219 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hobson<5>
  • Moore [Fergus County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore
    • Moore [Fergus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2018: 192 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moore<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glengarry [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glengarry
      • Glengarry [Fergus County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glengarry
    • Lewistown Heights [Fergus County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown Heights
      • Lewistown Heights [Fergus County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown Heights
    • Kendall [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kendall
      • Kendall [Fergus County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Amherst
    • Hilger [Fergus County]
    • Moccasin [Judith Basin County]
    • Maiden [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
      • Maiden [Fergus County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Fergus County

About Montana

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 Fergus County: www.co.fergus.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Fergus, 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: 47.1497, Longitude: -109.6249       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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