Belmont (Postcard History Series) by Diane M. Marden,Belmont Historical Society

By Diane M. Marden,Belmont Historical Society

Belmont, initially the higher parish of Gilmanton, was once laid out by way of owners in 1765. the 1st settlers started arriving earlier than the start of the yank Revolution. It was once now not till 1790 that Belmont Village was once settled, while Joseph Fellows outfitted the 1st sawmill and gristmill. presently thereafter, a shop, blacksmith store, and publish workplace turned the nucleus round which the village of guys turbines constructed. In 1825, William Badger, who later turned governor of latest Hampshire, obtained the generators. In 1832, Badger was once instrumental in construction the brick cotton mill, that's state-of-the-art Belmont Mill. during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this mill was once the town's fundamental employer.

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