Introduction to Belmont, New Hampshire
Belmont is in Belknap County, which was organized in 1840. It was initially known as Upper Gilmanton. In 1727 it was chartered as a parish of Gilmanton. The area was named "Belmont" in the year 1859. It was named in honor of August Belmont.
Belmont and nearby Attractions
- New Hampshire Historical Society
- Museum of New Hampshire History
- Sky Pond State Forest
- Wright Museum
- Rollins State Park
- Sugar Hill State Forest
Things To Do In Belmont
Churches in the area include Belmont Baptist Church and Lakes Christian Corner. The community hosts the Belknap County Fair every August. A visit to the Canterbury Shaker Village, the Belknap Mill or the Franklin Pierce House may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history.
Manchester Regional is the nearest major airport.
Belmont Higher Education
Plymouth State College, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire College and Merrimack College are the nearby institutions of higher education.