Ah, Amherst. I've been here many times because both my brother-in-law and my nephew went to UMass-Amherst. I've also driven out there for other projects. It's a great town with all sorts of fascinating shops and restaurants, as you might expect from a college down.
If you're going to visit Amherst, be sure to plan a stop there for lunch or dinner! Their restaurant selection is a lot of fun.
It's pronounced "Am-Erst" - there's no H in it. If you think that's confusing, try Worcester :).
The town is named after Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, a hero of the French-Indian war.
The town was settled in 1703.
Amherst has the second-lowest zip code in the US, with 01002. Only Agawam beats them out.
There's about 35,500 people living in Amherst.
Emily Dickinson was born here in 1830.
Robert Frost taught at Amherst College
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Let me know if you have any other notes, photos, or trivia to add for Amherst! All photos here were taken by me, Lisa Shea.
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