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Welcome to Amherst Head ...

Although we found mention of Amherst Head during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Amherst Head was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Amherst Head to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Amherst Head, please Contact Us.


Time Zone: The area where we believe that Amherst Head might be (or was) located is in the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: AST- Heure Normale de l'Atlantique (HNA), ADT- Heure Avancée de l'Atlantique (HAA).

We believe that Amherst Head would be found within the (902) area code.

The Canadian Postal Code for Amherst Head: B4H<2>

Communities near Amherst Head ...

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

  • Amherst
  • Sackville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sackville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sackville
    • Sackville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the west of Amherst Head
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sackville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sackville<4>
  • Springhill
  • Sackville Parish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sackville Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sackville Parish
    • Sackville Parish lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the west of Amherst Head
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sackville Parish
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oxford
    • Port Elgin
    • Chapman Settlement
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapman Settlement came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapman Settlement
      • Chapman Settlement lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Amherst Head
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman Settlement
    • Lower Shinimicas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Shinimicas came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Shinimicas
      • Lower Shinimicas lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Amherst Head
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Shinimicas
    • Truemanville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Truemanville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truemanville
      • Truemanville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Amherst Head
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truemanville
    • Beecham Settlement
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beecham Settlement came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beecham Settlement
      • Beecham Settlement lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the north of Amherst Head
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beecham Settlement

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Amherst Head ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nova Scotia

About Nova Scotia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Amherst Head and then turned east". While Amherst Head could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Amherst Head as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Amherst Head could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Amherst Head, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Amherst Head). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Amherst Head or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<3>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 Head) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Amherst Head. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Amherst Head

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amherst Head. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8886, Longitude: -63.9903    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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