Bellsburg, Tennessee

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Bellsburg, Tennessee, is an unincorporated rural community located on the line between Cheatham County, Tennessee, and Dickson County, Tennessee, along State Route 49. Its approximate location is 36°17′10″N 87°10′00″W / 36.28611°N 87.16667°W / 36.28611; -87.16667.

Bellsburg has long been a racially-mixed rural Southern community. The community traces its name to one Shadirck Bell, an early settler who purchased 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) in the area as it was first being settled.

Bellsburg is located near the western end of the Montgomery Bell Bridge over the Harpeth River, named for an early area entrepreneur unrelated to Shadirck Bell. The population of Bellsburg cannot be definitively stated with any certainty as it is neither an incorporated town nor a census-designated place and hence there are no widely-agreed upon boundaries, but it is likely to be less than 250.