Amherst, NH 03031
Amherst, New Hampshire Town, Travel & Tourist Information
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Amherst, 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.
Amherst, NH Population: 10,769
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