Belmont


Belmont
/bel"mont/, n.
1. Alva Ertskin Smith Vanderbilt /errt"skin/, 1853-1933, U.S. women's-rights activist and socialite.
2. August, 1816-90, U.S. financier, diplomat, and horse-racing enthusiast, born in Germany.
3. a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston. 26,100.
4. a city in W California. 24,505.

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      city, San Mateo county, western California, U.S., near San Mateo. Settled in 1850 as a stagecoach station, it was known for its association with William C. Ralston, a Bank of California magnate who in 1866 transformed Count Leonetto Cipriani's hillside villa into an ornate, rambling mansion; Ralston's home is now the main building of Notre Dame de Namur University (founded 1851 in San Jose, moved 1923). Belmont became a shipping point for flowers, and until the early 1940s the city was known as the Chrysanthemum centre of the country, a distinction it lost after Japanese American flower growers were removed from the area during World War II. Several sanitariums, including a neuropsychiatric centre, were built there, and in the second half of the 20th century the community grew as a southeastern residential suburb of San Francisco. Inc. 1926. Pop. (1990) 24,127; (2000) 25,123.

      village, Lafayette county, southwestern Wisconsin, U.S. It lies about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of Madison. The original village was the first seat of the Territory of Wisconsin (created 1836), and the first legislature met there for 46 days in one of several hastily constructed frame buildings (including a Council House, Supreme Court building, and boarding house for the legislators). The old village of Belmont (now called Leslie) was abandoned after it was bypassed by the Platteville branch of the Mineral Point Railroad, and the legislature moved to Burlington, Iowa (then in the Territory of Wisconsin), and later (1838) to Madison.

      The present village of Belmont was established on the railroad line and was incorporated in 1894. It is heavily agricultural (dairying, livestock, corn [maize], and soybeans); cheese is also produced. At First Capitol Historic Site, 3 miles (5 km) northwest on the old village site, are the restored Council House and Supreme Court building. Mineral Point—a centre of lead-mining activities in the early to mid-19th century and the location of Pendarvis, a historical site preserving the homes of Cornish lead miners—is about 15 miles (25 km) northeast. Pop. (1990) 823; (2000) 871.

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