Amherst (New Hampshire)

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Amherst (New Hampshire)

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Amherst is a town in the Merrimack Valley of New Hampshire.


Amherst came about due to land given to soldiers in 1728 who had participated in King Philip's War. This was first named "Narragansett Number 3" in 1733 and then later changed to "Souhegan Number 3." Settlers there formed a Congregational church and hired their first minister In 1741. The town was named for Lord General Jeffrey Amherst, he initiated the practice of giving smallpox blankets to Native Americans and commanded British forces in North America during the French and Indian War. Today, Amherst houses a population of a little over 10,000 citizens and an area of 34.8 square miles.

Get in[edit]

Amherst is located in Hillsborough County, about 10 miles west of downtown Nashua and only about 25 minutes from downtown Manchester.

Flying in

Manchester Airport- One Airport Road Manchester, NH 03103 603) 624-6556

By Car

Regal Limousine Service-3 Howe Dr, Suite 1 - Amherst NH 03031

Velocity Travel- Amherst, NH (603) 672-5550

Fox Brook Farm- Amherst, NH (603) 672-716

See[edit][add listing]

  • Amherst Village Historic District Park.  edit
  • Baboosic Lake.  edit
  • Ponemah Bog Wildlife Refuge Park.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Amherst Country Club. If you are looking for a great place for a day out on the golf course this is the spot for you. Amherst Country Club has 18 beautiful holes and fun family events.  edit
  • Amherst Village. There are over 100 properties of historical significance in the village from a time period ranging from 1700-1924. The entire Historic District is on the National Register which means the posess significance in New England and American history in their architecture, culture and historic integrity. To be eligible for the National Register the landmark must not have lost the physical qualities that convey its significance. This common has played an important role in the community for activity for the past 200 years. Today, Amherst's community functions including the Fourth of July, Antiques on the Green, Easter egg hunts, the Farmers Market, the Tree Lighting, and the summer band concerts just to name a few.  edit
  • Jasper Valley Swim and Tennis. Jasper is a family fun summer club that includes tennis, outdoor swimming pools, arts and crafts, and other entertainments. This is a seasonal club that is affordable and comfortable for all ages. It is located conveniently in one of Amherst's neighborhoods  edit
  • Party Vision Entertainment, 27 Hickory Dr. Arcades & Amusements.  edit

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Aspirations Bistro & Bakery, 103 State Route 101a.  edit
  • Black Forest Cafe & Bakery, 212 State Route 101.  edit
  • Chicken Soup Designs, 5 Indian Pond Ln.  edit
  • Eden Restaurant & Lounge, 292 NH-101.  edit
  • J Beaners Cafe & Catering, 25 Route 101a.  edit
  • Joey's Diner, 1 Craftsman Ln.  edit
  • Longhorn Steakhouse, 101 Route 101a.  edit
  • Vic's Brunch Place, 199 State Route 101.  edit

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Sleep[edit][add listing]


Town Hall- 2 Main Street Ph: 603 673-6041 Fax: 603 673-6794

Police- 175 Amherst Street Ph: 603 673-4900

Fire Department- 177 Amherst Street Ph: 603 673-1545

Emergency Medical- 175 Amherst Street Ph: 603 673-7030

Public Works- 22 Dodge Road Ph: 603 673-2317

In an Emergency dial 911



New Hampshire College (about 17 miles; Manchester, NH; Full-time enrollment: 3,251)

University of Massachusetts-LOWELL (about 20 miles; Lowell, MA; enrollment: 8,373)

Fitchburg State College (about 22 miles; Fitchburg, MA; enrollment: 3,660)

Mount Wachusett Community College (about 28 miles; Gardner, MA; enrollment: 2,023)

Northern Essex Community College (about 28 miles; Haverhill, MA; enrollment: 3,388)

Merrimack College (about 28 miles; North Andover, MA; enrollment: 2,384)

Middlesex Community College (about 30 miles; Bedford, MA; enrollment: 4,501)

Get out[edit]

Routes through Amherst
PeterboroughMilford  W noframe E  BedfordManchester

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