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History of Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

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Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Amherst, Hampshire, MA

Amherst is located in Hampshire County, 20 miles north of Springfield. Amherst is adjacent to Hadley and from the time it was settled in the 1730's to 1759, it was part of Hadley. In 1759, it was organized as a separate district, which was incorporated as a town in 1775. The name honors Lord Jeffrey Amherst, a hero of the French and Indians Wars. u-s-history.com

Included in Amherst are: Mill Valley, Norwottuck, Cushman, East Village, and Factory Hollow.
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  • 1703 - Amherst settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - AMHERST. [Pop. 2,550 Inc. 1759]
    Amherst was once the eastern part of Hadley.

    A flourishing college was established here in 1821.

    Two small streams that fall into the...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Amherst
    Amherst, a post-township of Hampshire county, Massachusetts, 82 miles W. of Boston, intersected by two branches of the Connecticut river, affording...Read MORE...


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

    Last evening, (Monday), Amherst was the scene of a sadly destructive fire. At twenty minutes past...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    AMHERST, a township in Hampshire, co., Massachusetts, 7 m. E by N of Northampton, 82 m. W of Boston; in N lat. 42 22 15, W long. 72 31 28. Pop....Read MORE...


  • 1863 - UMASS
    University of Massachusetts chartered at Amherst.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html

  • 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] valued at from $75,000 to $100,000. The property...Read MORE...


  • Amherst Massachusetts, 1890
    Amherst, territorially, is a long narrow township in the northern part of Hampshire County, 84 miles west of Boston. It is bounded on the north by...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Amherst
    Amherst, a township of Hampshire co., Mass., is noted for its beautiful scenery and educational institutions. It contains villages named Amherst...Read MORE...


  • Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
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  • 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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  • Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    The New Barn, M. A. C. Amherst, Mass.
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Amherst, a banking post-village of Amherst township (town), Hampshire co., Mass., on the Central Vermont and the Boston and Maine Rs., 9 miles NE. of ...Read MORE...


  • Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    Awaiting the Rope Pull, M.S.C., Amherst, Mass.
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The New Barn, M. A. C. Amherst, Mass.
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  • 1703 - Amherst settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - AMHERST. [Pop. 2,550 Inc. 1759]
    Amherst was once the eastern part of Hadley.

    A flourishing college was established here in 1821.

    Two small streams that fall into the... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Amherst
    Amherst, a post-township of Hampshire county, Massachusetts, 82 miles W. of Boston, intersected by two branches of the Connecticut river, affording... Read MORE...

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

    Last evening, (Monday), Amherst was the scene of a sadly destructive fire. At twenty minutes past... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    AMHERST, a township in Hampshire, co., Massachusetts, 7 m. E by N of Northampton, 82 m. W of Boston; in N lat. 42 22 15, W long. 72 31 28. Pop.... Read MORE...

  • 1863 - UMASS
    University of Massachusetts chartered at Amherst.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html
  • 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] valued at from $75,000 to $100,000. The property... Read MORE...

  • Amherst Massachusetts, 1890
    Amherst, territorially, is a long narrow township in the northern part of Hampshire County, 84 miles west of Boston. It is bounded on the north by... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Amherst
    Amherst, a township of Hampshire co., Mass., is noted for its beautiful scenery and educational institutions. It contains villages named Amherst... 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.

    historyorb.com
  • 1916
    Amherst, a banking post-village of Amherst township (town), Hampshire co., Mass., on the Central Vermont and the Boston and Maine Rs., 9 miles NE. of ... Read MORE...

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