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Introduction ...

Below are the newspapers that have been published in the vicinity of Amherst.

Our newspaper information for Amherst is based on data taken from the Chronicling America website. For more information, please see our description of the Chronicling America website.

The following list contains the names of 5 papers that were published in the immediate area of Amherst. In addition, the list contains another 100 papers that were published in the broader area that surrounded Amherst. In total, we've identified 105 papers within 15 miles [24.1 km] of Amherst.

This page contains two sections:

To keep this list from growing too long, not all of the papers have been listed. We have another list where all the papers have been listed in alphabetical order. The complete list can be found on the Extended Newspaper Page for Amherst.  

Newspapers Published In Amherst ...

We know of 5 newspapers that have been published in the immediate area of Amherst:

Buffalo Prints

Years of publication: 1936 to 1938.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 43368983

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for the Buffalo Prints

Holdings for: LCCN SN99066958


The Amherst Enterprise

Years of publication: 1871 to 1881.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 11601564

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Amherst Enterprise

Holdings for: LCCN SN85025194


The Amherst Progess

Years of publication: 1903 to 1924.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 32501818

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Amherst Progess

Holdings for: LCCN SN95079147


The Ridge Journal

Years of publication: 1939 to 19??.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 43689454

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Ridge Journal

Holdings for: LCCN SN99066906


The Virginia Republican

Published in 1933.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 32253154

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Virginia Republican

Holdings for: LCCN SN95079083

Newspapers Neighboring Amherst ...

The following newspapers were published within 15 miles [24.1 km] of Amherst.

The papers have been grouped by the community in which they were published, with the communities listed in order of their distance from Amherst.

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  • Lynchburg - 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest
  • Lovingston - 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast
  • Oronoco - 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest

Published In Lynchburg [Lynchburg City]

(About 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Amherst   [Map])

We know of 95 newspapers that have been published in the vicinity of Lynchburg. The list of those papers is too long to repeat here, but can be found on the Local Newspaper Page for Lynchburg.

We have an extended list that contains all the papers within 15 miles [24.1 km] of Amherst. This extended list includes all the papers from Lynchburg. The list is sorted by the paper's name. This merged list can be found on the Extended Newspaper Page for Amherst  


Published In Lovingston [Nelson County]

(About 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Amherst   [Map])

Nelson County Times

Years of publication: 1896 to current.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 15097040

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for the Nelson County Times

Holdings for: LCCN SN94059398


The Nelson County Examiner

Years of publication: 1875 to 188?.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 11774783

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Nelson County Examiner

Holdings for: LCCN SN85025522


The Nelson Enterprise

Years of publication: 1860 to 186?.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 30997541

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Nelson Enterprise

Holdings for: LCCN SN94059396


Published In Oronoco [Amherst County]

(About 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Amherst   [Map])


Blue Ridge Echo

Years of publication: 1935 to 1936.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 42453931

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for the Blue Ridge Echo

Holdings for: LCCN SN99066983


The Backwoodsman

Years of publication: 193? to 1940.

Locate a copy thru WorldCat: OCLC 42414213

Locate a copy thru the Library of Congress:

Catalog Card for The Backwoodsman

Holdings for: LCCN SN99066924

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chronicling America


Unfortunately, we don't know of an official website for Amherst. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Amherst County: www.countyofamherst.com/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 37.5816, Longitude: -79.0506     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Amherst have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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