Amherst, Nova Scotia

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Amherst is a town in Cumberland county Nova Scotia and is located at the northeast end of the Cumberland Basin, an arm of the Bay of Fundy.

Amherst is situated on the eastern boundary of the Tantramar Marshes and within 2 Kilometers of the New Brunswick border. Amherst, a shire town (county seat) is the largest population centre in the Cumberland region.
– The original Town of Amherst was established in 1764
– A grist mill and tannery were built east of the settlement
– Amherst Boot and Shoe Company
– Christies Trunk and Baggage Company
– Hewson Woolen Mills
– Amherst Piano Company.
– sandstone and brick, both locally produced


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