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Above: Primary cell site, downtown Belmont;
Below: Belmont ca. 1940
|Subregion||East Central Texas|
|Settled||1825–1836, DeWitt Colony
(Eliza DeWitt Tract)
|Founded||As late as c.1850|
|Recognized||c.1893 (state law)|
|Precinct||Electoral Precinct 5|
|• Type||Unincorporated; emergency services managed by County Sheriff|
|• Total||25,600 acre (10,400 ha)|
|• Density||0.90/sq mi (0.35/km2)|
|• Traffic||13,197 vehicles (AADT)|
|• Traffic density||329.9/sq mi (127.4/km2)|
|• Rural environs||1,169|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5|
|Location||South of Austin–San Marcos areas
North of Leesville, Texas
Belmont, officially known as the "Belmont Site," is an unincorporated area of approximately 40 square miles in extreme western Gonzales County adjacent to Greater Austin, north of the "Belmont intersection" at the “Leesville Quad” water-testing site (FM 466), electorally known as local Precinct 5. The population of Belmont-proper has been rated at 36 employees, with the greater area rated at 1,169 residents. The area is defined by the limits of the northern and western county line, bordered by the significant 1800s land grants of Eliza Dewitt, Ira Nash (Nash Creek), Samuel Robbins and Thomas Decrew. It is served by the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Belmont has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
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