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Welcome to Amherst ...

Amherst is located in Marshall County<1>.

The pronunciation of Amherst: AM-hurst<2>

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 within the boundaries of the (605) area code.

The ZIP code for Amherst: 57421<4>

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, 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.

  • Houghton [Brown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houghton
    • Houghton [Brown County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2014: 3,503 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houghton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houghton<6>
  • West Britton [Marshall County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Britton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Britton
    • West Britton [Marshall County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Amherst
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,368 people
  • Britton [Marshall County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Britton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Britton
    • Britton [Marshall County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Amherst
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,324 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Britton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Britton<6>
  • Spain [Marshall County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spain have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spain
    • Spain [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 989 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spain
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Langford [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Langford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langford
      • Langford [Marshall County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2018: 337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Langford<6>
    • Huffton [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffton
      • Huffton [Brown County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2014: 316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffton
    • Hecla [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hecla have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hecla
      • Hecla [Brown County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2018: 223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hecla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hecla<6>
    • Claremont [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Brown County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2018: 130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Claremont<6>
    • Pierpont [Day County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierpont have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierpont
      • Pierpont [Day County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2018: 123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierpont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pierpont<6>
    • Newark [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
      • Newark [Marshall County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population in 2014: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Marshall, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Amherst. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amherst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Amherst). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Amherst or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Amherst) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, 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: 45.7379, Longitude: -97.9211    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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