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Welcome to Amherst ...
Although we found mention of Amherst during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Amherst was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
While we are confident that Amherst was located in Fairfax County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Amherst to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Amherst - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Amherst, please Contact Us.
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Amherst might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
We believe that Amherst would be found within the (703) and (571)<2> area codes.
Communities Also Named Amherst ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Amherst: This one is located in Fairfax County and the other is located in Amherst County.
Beyond Virginia, 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, Texas (2) and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Amherst.
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The official website for Fairfax County: www.co.fairfax.va.us/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022