Belmont, New Hampshire

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Belmont, New Hampshire
Town
Location in Belknap County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 43°26′34″N 71°28′57″W / 43.44278°N 71.48250°W / 43.44278; -71.48250Coordinates: 43°26′34″N 71°28′57″W / 43.44278°N 71.48250°W / 43.44278; -71.48250
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountyBelknap
Incorporated1859
VillagesBelmont
Lochmere
Winnisquam
Government
 • Board of SelectmenRuth Mooney, Chair
Jon Pike
Claude Patten, Jr.
 • Town AdministratorK. Jeanne Beaudin
Area
 • Total32.3 sq mi (83.7 km2)
 • Land30.5 sq mi (78.9 km2)
 • Water1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)  5.76%
Elevation
528 ft (161 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total7,356
 • Density241/sq mi (93.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
03220
Area code(s)603
FIPS code33-04740
GNIS feature ID0873542
Websitewww.belmontnh.org

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.