Welcome to Amherst ...
The town of Amherst is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<1>.
Time Zone: Amherst lies 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).
The telephone area code for Amherst: (902)
The Canadian Postal Code for Amherst: B4H<2>
Websites for Amherst ...
Official Website: www.town.amherst.ns.ca/
Chamber of Commerce: www.amherstchamberofcommerce.com/
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, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, 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.
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sackville
- Sackville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Amherst
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sackville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Sackville
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sackville<5>
- Sackville Parish
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sackville Parish
- Sackville Parish lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Amherst
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sackville Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Sackville Parish
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- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorchester
- Dorchester lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the west of Amherst
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dorchester came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dorchester<5>
- Port Elgin
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aulac
- Aulac lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Amherst
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Aulac
- Amherst Point
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst Point
- Amherst Point lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Amherst
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst Point
- Fort Beausejour - Historic
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Beausejour
- Fort Beausejour was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Amherst
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hastings
- Hastings lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Amherst
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Hastings
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.
Adding Amherst to Our Gazetteer ...
Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Amherst was on a map titled Map of Maritime Provinces of Canada (from Rand McNally, 1897).
We also found Amherst
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Amherst on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Cities, Towns and Villages of Nova Scotia
About Nova Scotia
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Amherst: www.town.amherst.ns.ca/
The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca
|<1>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amherst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
|<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, 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). 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 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Amherst) 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. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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: 45.8316, Longitude: -64.2092 |
|<4>||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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