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Welcome to Amherst ...

Amherst is located in Lamar County<1>.

The location of Amherst has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Amherst is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Amherst lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Amherst: (903) and (430)<4>

Communities Also Named Amherst ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Texas communities named Amherst: This one is located in Lamar County and the other is located in Lamb County.

Beyond Texas, 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, South Dakota, Tennessee, 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.

  • Paris [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
    • Paris [Lamar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Amherst
    • Estimated population for 2018: 24,839 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris
  • Hugo [Choctaw County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hugo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hugo
    • Hugo [Choctaw County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Amherst
    • Estimated population for 2018: 5,107 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hugo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hugo
  • Reno [Lamar County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reno have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reno
    • Reno [Lamar County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Amherst
    • Estimated population for 2018: 3,316 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reno
  • Blossom [Lamar County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blossom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blossom
    • Blossom [Lamar County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Amherst
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,571 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blossom
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blossom
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Detroit [Red River County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Detroit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Detroit
      • Detroit [Red River County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 691 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Detroit
    • Roxton [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxton
      • Roxton [Lamar County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxton
    • Deport [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deport
      • Deport [Lamar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 563 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deport
    • Sun Valley [Lamar County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Valley
      • Sun Valley [Lamar County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 79 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Valley
    • Toco [Lamar County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toco
      • Toco [Lamar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Amherst
      • Estimated population for 2018: 74 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toco
    • Camp Maxey [Lamar County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Camp Maxey. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Maxey
      • Camp Maxey [Lamar County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of 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.

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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Lamar County

About Texas

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 Lamar County: www.co.lamar.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Lamar, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amherst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amherst. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7279, Longitude: -95.4794       In this case, the coordinates for Amherst have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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