Belmont, Kansas – Extinct in Kingman County

Belmont, Kansas, 1913.

Belmont, Kansas, 1913.

Belmont, Kansas is an extinct town in Kingman County.

W. H. Starr was one of the founders of the community. It gained a post office on July 15, 1879. A station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad, Belmont showed much promise in its early days. At one time, there were several churches, a brick general store operated by Mr. Starr, a meat market operated by one of his sons, a Woodmen of the World meeting hall, a school, a blacksmith shop, and a railroad depot.

In 1910, the town had a money order post office, an express office, a public school, some retail trade, and a population of 150.

After almost a century, its post office closed on September 16, 1971. There are still a few scattered homes in the area and a grain elevator.

It is located 12 miles southeast of Kingman.

©Kathy Alexander/Legends of Kansas, updated May 2022.

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