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Above: Primary cell site, downtown Belmont;
Below: Belmont ca. 1940
"Beaumont," "Centerville"
Belmont is south of Kingsbury-Luling
Belmont is south of Kingsbury-Luling
Subregion East Central Texas
Region Texas Triangle
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)
 • Total 36
 • Density 0.90/sq mi (0.35/km2)
 • Traffic
13,197 vehicles (AADT)
 • Traffic density 329.9/sq mi (127.4/km2)
 • Rural environs
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5
Location South of Austin–San Marcos areas
North of Leesville, Texas
Expressway US 90.svgI-10 (TX).svg
U.S. Route Texas 80.svgUS 183.svg
Website Belmont VFD

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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