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Welcome to Amherst ...
The pronunciation of Amherst: AM-hurst<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Amherst, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
Amherst is 1,300 feet [396 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Amherst lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Amherst is located in the (605) area code.
The ZIP code for Amherst: 57421<4>
Communities Also Named Amherst ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec, 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.
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.
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 ...
We originally found mention of Amherst in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Amherst was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Amherst.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 27 Sep 2023