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Amherst, Colorado
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Phillips County
Established About 1887
 • Type unincorporated community
3,691 ft (1,125 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
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. The ZIP Code of the Amherst Post Office is 80721.


The town of Amherst was established about 1887. The community was named after Amherst, Massachusetts, the native home of a local businessman. The Amherst Post Office opened on February 18, 1888.


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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