Towns – Amherst

Amherst, New Hampshire 03031

Amherst, NH Lodging, Real Estate, Travel & Visitor Information

Amherst, NHMerrimack Valley NH community Amherst, New HampshireAmherst, NH was first chartered in 1728 as Narragansett No. 3 and later called Souhegan No. 3. In January 1760, it was chartered as Amherst and named for General Jeffrey Amherst, the commander-in-chief of the British forces in America at the time. Eighteenth century Amherst was much larger than the present town. By 1803, portions of Amherst had become the neighboring towns of Milford, Merrimack, and Mont Vernon.

Horace “Go West, young man” Greeley, founder of the New York Tribune and Republican and candidate for US President in 1872. Horace Greeley was born in Amherst, NH in 1811. His house still stands on Horace Greeley Road.

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Incorporated: 1760
County: Hillsborough
Amherst, NH Population:
2010: 11,201

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 42.5141
Longitude: -71.3731

Amherst, NH Local Information
Amherst Police Dispatch: 911

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