RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Amherst, Nebraska

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other NE
Communities

















Welcome to Amherst ...

The village of Amherst is located in Buffalo County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Amherst has a population of 253 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Amherst.

Amherst is 2,230 feet [680 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Amherst is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Amherst: (308)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Amherst had an population of 253 people. This is an increase of 2.02% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Amherst had a population of 248 people. This makes Amherst the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Amherst represents 0.01% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 301st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 248 people, the population of Amherst decreased 10.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 277 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Amherst.

Adding Amherst to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Amherst was on a map titled Map of Nebraska (from Rand McNally, 1895).

We also found Amherst on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Nebraska (1912).

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, Minnesota, Montana, 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.

  • Kearney [Buffalo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney
    • Kearney [Buffalo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Amherst
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,235 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kearney<6>
  • Elm Creek [Buffalo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Creek
    • Elm Creek [Buffalo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Amherst
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 945 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elm Creek<6>
  • Overton [Dawson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overton
    • Overton [Dawson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Amherst
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 564 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Overton<6>
  • Pleasanton [Buffalo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasanton
    • Pleasanton [Buffalo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Amherst
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 361 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasanton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasanton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sumner [Dawson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
      • Sumner [Dawson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Amherst
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sumner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumner<6>
    • Riverdale [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverdale
      • Riverdale [Buffalo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Amherst
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverdale<6>
    • Miller [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miller
      • Miller [Buffalo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Amherst
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miller<6>
    • Odessa [Buffalo County]
    • Sartoria [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sartoria
      • Sartoria [Buffalo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sartoria
    • Prairie Center [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Center
      • Prairie Center [Buffalo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Center

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. Our list includes 4 papers. 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Amherst, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Amherst.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Nebraska

About Buffalo County

About Nebraska

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 Buffalo County: www.buffalogov.org/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Buffalo, 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' 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.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Amherst. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AmherstOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amherst. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8384, Longitude: -99.2695       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.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 25 Jul 2021