Belmont, New Hampshire

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Belmont, New Hampshire
Town
Motto: "Best Town by a Dam Site!"
Location in Belknap County
Coordinates: 43°26′34″N 71°28′57″W / 43.44278°N 71.4825°W / 43.44278; -71.4825Coordinates: 43°26′34″N 71°28′57″W / 43.44278°N 71.4825°W / 43.44278; -71.4825
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Belknap
Area
 • Total 32.3 sq mi (83.7 km2)
 • Land 30.5 sq mi (78.9 km2)
 • Water 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)  5.76%
Elevation 528 ft (161 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,356
 • Density 227.62/sq mi (87.89/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 03220
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-04740
GNIS feature ID 0873542

Belmont is a small town in New Hampshire, United States.

Originally called Upper Gilmanton, Belmont was chartered in 1727 as a parish of Gilmanton. In 1859 Upper Gilmanton was separated from Gilmanton. Then in 1869 the town was renamed Belmont. This was to honor August Belmont. The townspeople hoped Mr. Belmont would provide financial support but he did not.