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Belmont is an abandoned ghost town situated 46 miles Northeast
of Tonopah off State Route 376 in Nevada.
Location: 46 miles
Northeast of Tonopah off State Route 376, NV
Description of Belmont Ghost Town
Belmont was found in 1865 on a site of newly
discovered silver deposit. It quickly grew to 4000 residents. The
settlement lasted for over 40 years adding several boarding houses,
church, saloons, sawmills, firehouse, general stores and even
fraternal organization. Additionally the city had its own newspaper.
Over time however silver that kept the city alive began to dwindle
decreasing number of its residents. For a brief time Belmont was
reborn after a new large deposit was discovered in 1914. After just
eight years the silver mine was closed again in 1922.
The courthouse of Belmont Ghost Town was constructed in 1877. It served until