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Belott, Texas
Unincorporated community
Belott firehouse
Belott firehouse
Country United States
State Texas
County Houston
Founded c. 1863
Elevation 364 ft (111 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 101
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75835
Area code(s) 936
GNIS feature ID 1383026

Belott is an Unincorporated community in Houston County, Texas, United States. It is located along the route of the Old San Antonio Road, about twelve miles northeast of Crockett. The population was 101 according to the 2000 census.

History

It was first settled around the time of the Civil War. Named for a prominent early settler, Andrew J. Belott, a school was built in the 1870s, and a post office operated in the community from 1890 to 1908. By the 1930s the settlement had a church, a school, four stores, and an estimated population of fifty. In 1936 the school was merged with a school in nearby Glover, Texas and in 1968 the Glover school became part of the Kennard Independent School District. Today the settlement is considered a dispersed rural community.

  • [1] from the Handbook of Texas Online

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