Welcome to Amsterdam ...
Although we found mention of Amsterdam during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Amsterdam - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Amsterdam, please Contact Us.
When the people of Amsterdam refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Amsterdamian<2>
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Amsterdam might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: EST- Heure Normale de l'Est (HNE), EDT- Heure Avancée de l'Est (HAE).
Communities Also Named Amsterdam ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Amsterdam - they are located in California, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York (2), Ohio (4), Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Texas and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Amsterdam.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Province of Ontario: www.ontario.ca/
|<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 north past Amsterdam and then turned east". While Amsterdam could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Amsterdam 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.
Also keep in mind that Amsterdam 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.
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|<2>||A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Amsterdam refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Amsterdam may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.|
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Amsterdam.