Are you new to the Amherst New Hampshire area?
Moving to a new community can present a challenge or two. We’re here to help! The businesses below welcome you with special offers. We’ve also provided links to various local government Web sites that will, no doubt, be of interest.
Amherst New Hampshire: The Basics
Like many New England towns, Amherst was the result of a land grant given to soldiers – in this case, to soldiers in 1728 who had participated in King Philip’s War. Settled about 1733, it was first called “Narragansett Number 3,” and then later “Souhegan Number 3.” In 1741, settlers formed the Congregational church and hired the first minister. Chartered in 1760 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, the town was named for Lord General Jeffrey Amherst, who commanded British forces in North America during the French and Indian War. Lord Jeffrey Amherst is also infamous for initiating the practice of giving smallpox blankets to Native Americans in a genocidal effort “to Extirpate this Execrable Race” (as quoted from his letter to Colonel Henry Bouquet on July 16, 1763). (Source Wikipedia)
Amherst New Hampshire: City and Government Links
Detailed City Profile
Anything you could want to know and more
The official web site for the city of Amherst, NH covering all local government news and information.
Website for Amherst NH Chamber of Commerce.
The Amherst, New Hampshire Police Department website.
The Amherst, NH Fire Department Website.
Welcome to the Amherst School District website!