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  1. Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States in the Connecticut River valley. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,819, making it the largest community in Hampshire County. The town is home to Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, three of the Five Colleges. Unlike some other towns of the same name, the name of the town is pronounced without the h, giving rise to the local saying, "only the 'h' is silent", in reference both to the pronunciation and to the town's politically active populace.
  2. Amherst is a town in Erie County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 122,366. This represents an increase of 5.0% from the 2000 census.
  3. Amherst is a Canadian town in northwestern Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.
  4. Amherst is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 11,201 at the 2010 census. Amherst is home to Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary, Hodgman State Forest, the Joe English Reservation and Baboosic Lake.
  5. Amherst is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The population was 12,021 at the 2010 census.
  6. Amherst is a town in Amherst County, Virginia, United States. The population was 2,231 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Amherst County.
  7. Amherst is a village in Portage County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,035 at the 2010 census. Amherst is at the core of the Tomorrow Valley area.
  8. Amherst is a city in Lamb County, Texas, United States. The population was 721 at the 2010 census.
    • also known as Amherst, Texas; Lamb County / Amherst city
    • part of Lamb County, Texas
  9. Amherst is a village in Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Kearney, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 248 at the 2010 census.
  10. Amherst is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. The population was 265 at the 2010 census.
  11. Amherst is a census-designated place and U.S. Post Office in Phillips County, Colorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 58. The ZIP Code of the Amherst Post Office is 80721.
  12. Amherst is an Amtrak station in Amherst, Massachusetts on the Vermonter. It is located at 13 Railroad Street, off Main Street. The station was originally built in 1853 by the Central Vermont Railroad and was restored in 1992. The station building shares space with Amherst Pilates, a fitness studio.
  13. Amherst a town in Victoria, Australia is now located in what is known as the Shire of Central Goldfields, northwest of Talbot. The town's location now resembles an uneven paddock of some 10 acres, but has little showing of its startling and significant historical prevalence. The town began as a mining settlement which was referred to as Daisy Hill, or sometimes Daisy Hill Creek, and extended throughout the village. After a discovery of gold during the Gold Rush of 1853, the location became known as an extremely rich goldfield soon thereafter. Prior to this discovery, Daisy Hill had gained a particular notoriety, due to an illegal gold rush in February 1849, that was based solely upon the spurious claims made by on Thomas "Tommy" Chapman, a shepherd and former Parkhurst prison delinquent. It has been said that Chapman sold a gold nugget substantial in size, and relative to that of an adult hand, to a Melbourne Jeweller, Mr. Bretani from Collins Street. Soon after this alleged sale, Chapman mysteriously vanished. Much confusion surrounds where Chapman actually found the nugget, or if in fact, he stole it, according to the March 1849 issue of the Maitland Chronicle newspaper.
  14. Amherst is an unincorporated community in Marshall County, South Dakota, United States. Although not tracked by the Census Bureau, Amherst has been assigned the ZIP code of 57421.
  15. Amherst is a town in Portage County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,435 at the 2000 census. The ghost town of Lake Emily was located in the town.

There are other places with in their name, like Amherst Cove, East Amherst, Amherst Point, South Amherst, Amherst Junction, Amherst Township, Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst.


Amherst is a publisher.


The Amherst was a Canadian automobile manufactured in Amherstburg in 1911. The unusual feature of the car was a demountable body that could be fitted behind the front seats to convert the car into a light truck.

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Google previewAmherst College 2012 (2011)

by Lem Atanga McCormick, Nadav Klein

Amherst is a very small college town. That has to be said. Even though UMass is a five-minute bus ride away, there is very little interaction between the two institutions. There are also three other colleges nearby, and we have more to do with ...

Google previewIntimate Journalism (1997)

The Art and Craft of Reporting Everyday Life by Walt Harrington

Tonight, Amherst is sending three "pep" buses to the game, unprecedented support for an athletic event, boys' or girls'. Amherst is a place that tends to prize thought over action, tofu over toughness. It prefers to honor the work of the individual ...

Google previewAmherst College College Prowler Off the Record (2005)

by Nadav Klein

O "Amherst is a very small college town. That has to be said. Even though UMass is a five-minute bus ride away, there is very little interaction between the two institutions. There are also three other colleges nearby, and we have more to do ...

Google previewWhere to Retire (2015)

America's Best & Most Affordable Places by John Howells

Amherst is a poster child of this trend. A recent US Census showed that 68 percent of the city's population have at least a four-year college degree, and 47 percent have a post-graduate or professional degree. Five world-famous colleges and ...

Google previewThe Ultimate Guide to Fishing Skills, Tactics, and Techniques (2013)

A Comprehensive Guide to Catching Bass, Trout, Salmon, Walleyes, Panfish, Saltwater Gamefish, and Much More by Jay Cassell

Like all classic salmon flies, the Lady Amherst is a work of art. For that reason, it is seen most often nowadays in framed displays, where among Jock Scotts, Silver Wilkinsons, and Dusty Millers, to name a few, it represents what is considered to ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: American Sports: From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports by Benjamin G. Rader, ISBN 9780205665150 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate fouryear institution and enrolled 1,817 students in the fall of 2012. Students choose courses from 35 major programs in an unusually open curriculum. Amherst is ranked as the second best liberal arts ...

Google previewA Naturalist in Western China with Vasculum, Camera and Gun (2011)

Being Some Account of Eleven Years' Travel by Ernest Henry Wilson

The Amherst is a very noisy bird, with a call very like the Golden. In the dense thickets it is of course impossible to shoot this ...

Google previewNatural Rights and the Right to Choose (2002)

by Hadley Arkes

" Amherst is a liberal town, and so it would be ...

Google previewAll Things Dickinson (2014)

An Encyclopedia of Emily Dickinson's World by Wendy Martin

During the nineteenth century, Amherst was a small agricultural, college, and manufacturing town, but it attracted many notable visitors and it was home to several notable events. Amherst College brought in many prominent speakers ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (2011)

by Joan M. Marter

Amherst, MA, Amherst Coll., Mead A. Mus. US United States USA United States of America USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics UT Utah VA Virginia vol., vols. volume(s) VT Vermont W. West(ern) w. width WA Washington WI Wisconsin ...

Google previewA General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (1833)

by John Burke

Viscount Allen Earl Amherst Earl Annesley Earl Mountnorris Earl of Lichfield . Viscount Arbuthnott. . Baron Alvanley Viscount Galway Baron Arundel Earl of Ashburnham. Baron Aston .

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Lady Amherst's pheasant Meaning

Video shows what Lady Amherst's pheasant means. a colourful pheasant, Chrysolophus amherstiae, indigenous to China but also found in Bedfordshire.

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I went to Amherst because my brother had gone there before me, and he went there because his guidance counselor thought that we would do better there than at a large university like Harvard. (Joseph E. Stiglitz)
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