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Welcome to Amherst ...

Amherst is located in Genesee County.

The location of Amherst has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Amherst is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Amherst lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Amherst is located in the (585) area code.

Communities Also Named Amherst ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New York communities named Amherst: This one is located in Genesee County and the other is located in Erie County.

Beyond New York, 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, 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.

  • Buffalo [Erie County]
  • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheektowaga
    • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Amherst
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
  • Niagara Falls
  • Tonawanda [Erie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonawanda
    • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Amherst
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hamburg [Erie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamburg
      • Hamburg [Erie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
    • Niagara Falls [Niagara County]
    • West Seneca [Erie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Seneca
      • West Seneca [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Seneca
    • Lancaster [Erie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Clarence [Erie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
      • Clarence [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Amherst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tonawanda

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.

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 ...

The Communities of New York

About Genesee County

About New York

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 Genesee County: www.co.genesee.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amherst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 drawn 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: 42.9756, Longitude: -78.7914       In this case, the coordinates for Amherst have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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