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Welcome to Amherst ...

Amherst is located in Genesee County<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

The area code for Amherst: (585)

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]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 255,284 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<4>
  • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheektowaga
    • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 85,884 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
  • Niagara Falls
  • Tonawanda [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonawanda
    • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 71,675 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
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    • Hamburg [Erie County]
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      • Hamburg [Erie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the south of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58,730 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
    • Niagara Falls [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niagara Falls
      • Niagara Falls [Niagara County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niagara Falls<4>
    • West Seneca [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Seneca
      • West Seneca [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the south of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,224 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Seneca
    • Lancaster [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Clarence [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
      • Clarence [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the east of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,906 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 30,245 people
      • 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.

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Genesee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Amherst

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amherst. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9790, Longitude: -78.7923    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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