Amherst, Colorado

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Amherst, Colorado
Amherst, Colorado is located in Colorado
Amherst, Colorado
Amherst, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 40°40′55″N 102°09′58″W / 40.68194°N 102.16611°W / 40.68194; -102.16611Coordinates: 40°40′55″N 102°09′58″W / 40.68194°N 102.16611°W / 40.68194; -102.16611
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Phillips County[1]
Established About 1887[2]
 • Type unincorporated community
Elevation[1] 3,691 ft (1,125 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code 80721[3]
Area code(s) 970
GNIS feature ID 0182776

Amherst is a census-designated place and U.S. Post Office in Phillips County, Colorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 58.[4] The ZIP Code of the Amherst Post Office is 80721.[3]


The town of Amherst was established about 1887.[2] The Amherst Post Office opened on February 18, 1888.[5]


Amherst is located at 40°40′55″N 102°09′58″W / 40.68194°N 102.16611°W / 40.68194; -102.16611 (40.681940,-102.166157).

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  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b Eichler, Geo. R. (1977). Colorado Place Names. 77-089726: Johnson Publishing Company. 
  3. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Archived from the original on 3 September 2007. Retrieved September 3, 2007. 
  4. ^ Colorado Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-02-25.
  5. ^ Bauer, William H.; James L. Ozment; John H. Willard (1990). Colorado Post Offices 1859-1989. 90-34759: The Colorado Railroad Museum. ISBN 0-918654-42-4. 

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