town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States

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 people in an area of 35 square miles.

Get inEdit

Map of Amherst (New Hampshire)

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

By planeEdit

Manchester Airport- One Airport Road, Manchester, +1 603-624-6556

By carEdit

Regal Limousine Service-3 Howe Dr, Suite 1

Velocity Travel +1 603 672-5550


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


  • 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.
  • 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 possess 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.
  • 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.
  • Party Vision Entertainment, 27 Hickory Dr. Arcades & amusements.



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




Town Hall- 2 Main Street Ph: +1 603 673-6041 Fax: +1 603 673-6794

Police- 175 Amherst Street Ph: +1 603 673-4900

Fire Department- 177 Amherst Street Ph: +1 603 673-1545

Emergency Medical- 175 Amherst Street Ph: +1 603 673-7030

Public Works- 22 Dodge Road Ph: +1 603 673-2317

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)

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Routes through Amherst
PeterboroughMilford  W   E  BedfordManchester
Ends at  Milford  W   E  MerrimackNashua

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