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ID: 7013296
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Amherst (inhabited place)  Amherst (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 22 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.3667  decimal degrees
Long: 072 31 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -72.5167  decimal degrees

Note: Located in Connecticut River Valley; named after British commander Baron Amherst; notable institutions include Amherst College & nearby Mount Holyoke & Smith colleges; was home to Noah Webster, Emily Dickenson & Robert Frost.

Names:
Amherst (preferred,C,V)
Amherst Village (C,V)
Hadley East (C,V)
Hadley East Precinct (C,V)
Hadley Third Precinct (C,V)
Third Precinct (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Massachusetts (state)  ............  Massachusetts (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Hampshire (county)  ................  Hampshire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Amherst (inhabited place)  ....................  Amherst (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled as part of town of Hadley in 1730 & recognized as separate district 1759
town (C)  ............  incorporated in 1776
educational center (C)
manufacturing center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Amherst..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 339
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25001759
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Amherst Village..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25001759
Hadley East..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25001759
Hadley East Precinct..........  [VP]
...................................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25001759
Hadley Third Precinct..........  [VP]
......................................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25001759
Third Precinct..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25001759
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 339
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25001759
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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