Town of Amherst NH

Conservation Commission (ACC)

The Amherst Conservation Commission (ACC) typically meets the second Sunday… [more]

Conservation Commission (ACC) Conservation Commission (ACC)

Heritage Commission

The Heritage Commission consists of five members and five alternates, all of… [more]

Heritage Commission Heritage Commission

Library Trustees

Board of Trustees Donald Holden, Chair 2014 Richard Martini, Treasurer 2012 Helen… [more]

Library Trustees Library Trustees

Fire Department

Central Station 177 Amherst Street. Business hours 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday… [more]

Fire Department Fire Department


Please use the link to go directly to the library's website at Address:   14… [more]

Library Library

Peabody Mill Environmental Center

History    School Programs    Contact Us    Directions    FAQ's  … [more]

Peabody Mill Environmental Center Peabody Mill Environmental Center

Public Works

Transfer Station     Solid Waste Task Force    Stormwater II Committee … [more]

 Public Works  Public Works


           Please visit our website for a complete listing of available programs.    Join… [more]

Recreation Recreation

Tax Collector

Tax Collector's Office Address: Town Hall, 2 Main St., P.O.  Box 960 Business… [more]

Tax Collector Tax Collector

Town Administrator

Office of the Town Administrator Second Floor of the Town Hall, 8 AM to 4 PM… [more]

Town Administrator Town Administrator


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About Amherst

The Town of Amherst is located  in the southern tier of the State of New Hampshire… [more]

About Amherst About Amherst

The Town of Amherst is located in the southern tier of the State of New Hampshire within Hillsborough County. As far as regions of the state, Amherst is located on the western edge of the Merrimack Valley and the eastern edge of the Monadnock region. It is equidistant to the two largest cities in New Hampshire, Manchester and Nashua, being less than 15 miles to the downtowns of both cities

There are two major east/west state highways (Route 101 and 101-A) that pass through Amherst and provide easy access to the main north/south routes in the state (US Route 3 and Interstate 93). In addition, Amherst is less than 15 miles from the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport which provides direct and connecting service to most major airports.

With a population of approximately 12,000 residents and a land area of nearly 35 square miles, Amherst is a growing suburban community that has successfully maintained many desirable rural characteristics. The town has seen growth in commercial development over the last several years, and has a vibrant business district adjacent to the Route 101-A corridor that is home to several national retailers. There is a significant amount of undeveloped industrial land in the same area of town, that is also home to several existing businesses ranging from start-ups to a large regional warehousing operation.

Amherst has a long and rich colonial history. It was first chartered in 1728 as Narragansett Number 3 and later called Souhegan Number 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. Amherst became the first seat of Hillsborough County when the county was formed in 1769. The central village contained the courthouse, complete with jail, pillory and whipping post. [Read More...]