East Amherst is a hamlet, or unincorporated community. It straddles Transit Road (NY 78), which in addition to being a major thoroughfare, serves as the boundary separating the towns of Amherst and Clarence in Erie County, New York, United States of America. East Amherst covers approximately 15 square miles (39 km2) and is contained entirely within the perimeter of ZIP code 14051 (The nearby hamlet of Swormville also shares this ZIP code with East Amherst).
East Amherst is centered in an area originally known as “Transit Station,” a name that has its origins in the railroad station of the New York Central “Peanut Line” that crossed Transit Road just north of Muegel Road. As its farmlands were developed into residential subdivisions, “East Amherst” began to emerge as the most frequently used name for the area.
Fire protection is primarily provided by the East Amherst Fire Department, as well as by Swormville Fire Company and Clarence Center Volunteer Fire Company.
The part of East Amherst within the Town of Amherst is served by the Amherst Police Department. The part within the Town of Clarence is served by the New York State Police and the Erie County Sheriff’s Department.
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