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    AMHERST, TEXAS

    Lamar County, North Central Texas
    3 Miles NE of Paris
    Off of FM 195

    Population: Unk

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    Amherst TX Old Schoolhouse
    Old Amherst Schoolhouse
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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    History on a Pinhead

    Amherst had a post office in operation from 1904-05 and a school that appeared on maps in 1936. Amherst students were attending classes in Powderly (10 miles NW) in the 1960s and it still appears on detailed TxDoT Lamar county maps.

    No cemeteries are in the immediate vicinity and little additional information is available - unless we hear from someone.

    Amherst Today

    Photographer’s note:
    “Quite a neat place to visit. There isn’t much here from a historic perspective.

    After leaving highway FM195 out from Paris all that there was to see were golf courses, and “gated communities.” That was almost all the way to where the Amherst old school was. It was kinda odd to see some farming going on (the truck with the hay bales on it).” - Gerald Massey, August 2010
    Amherst TX Country Road
    "'The Amherst Road' wasn’t much more than a quaint lane going down through the countryside all very peaceable.” - Gerald Massey
    Amherst TX - Hauling Hay
    Hauling Hay in Amherst
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
    Amherst TX - Rural Scene
    Rural Scene
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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