Belmont, Missouri facts for kids
Belmont was platted in 1853, and named after August Belmont, a businessman interested in the site. A post office called Belmont Landing was in operation from 1867 until 1866, and a post office called Belmont from 1869 until 1923. A series of floods (1912, 1922, and 1937) inundated the town, causing its population to dwindle.
Belmont was the scene of a Civil War battle, the Battle of Belmont in 1861. The community lends its name to the Columbus-Belmont State Park, a Civil War site across the Mississippi River in Kentucky.
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