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Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst)

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Where is Amherst, Massachusetts, USA? 

Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
When the first permanent English settlements arrived in 1727, this land and the surrounding area (including present-day South Hadley and Granby) belonged to the town of Hadley. It gained precinct status in 1734 and eventually township in 1759.

When it incorporated, the colonial governor assigned the town the name Amherst after Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst. Many colonial governors at the time scattered his name amidst the influx of new town applications, which is why several towns in the Northeast bear the name. Amherst was a hero of the French and Indian War who, according to popular legend, singlehandedly won Canada for the British and banished France from North America.wikipedia


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Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst) - Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst)

Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst) - The New Barn, M. A. C. Amherst, Mass.
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst)

The New Barn, M. A. C. Amherst, Mass.
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst) - Awaiting the Rope Pull, M.S.C., Amherst, Mass.
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst)

Awaiting the Rope Pull, M.S.C., Amherst, Mass.

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3. AMHERST. [Pop. 2,550 Inc. 1759]
Amherst was once the eastern part of Hadley.

A flourishing college was established here in...Read MORE...

News  1857 - AMHERST COLLEGE fire.
Amherst College, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1857.

Last evening, (Monday), Amherst was the scene of ...Read MORE...

1859
AMHERST, a township in Hampshire, co., Massachusetts, 7 m. E by N of Northampton, 82 m. W of...Read MORE...

1863 - UMASS
University of Massachusetts chartered at Amherst.

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News  1879 - THE FIRE AT AMHERST. THE BUILDINGS BURNED, WITH A LIST OF SOME OF THE INSURANCES.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 5. - The incendiary fire at Amherst yesterday morning burned propery[sic]...Read MORE...

Amherst Massachusetts, 1890
Amherst, territorially, is a long narrow township in the northern part of Hampshire County, 84...Read MORE...

1901 - October 29 - In Amherst, Massachusetts, nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.

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1916
Amherst, a banking post-village of Amherst township (town), Hampshire co., Mass., on the Central...Read MORE...


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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1807
Jonathan Coleman WARNER (30 August 1780 - 6 February 1850) & Achsah DICKINSON (25 December 1786 - 25 February 1870 )
married 20 January 1807

1812
Moses Dickinson COOLEY (26 September 1791 - 10 November 1868) & Lucy FIELD (23 September 1791 - 5 September 1851)
married 18 November 1812
 

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