Belmont is an unincorporated town in Washington Township, Brown County, Indiana.
Belmont was originally the settlement of the Shakers, who quickly died out. However, they left the bell from their church. The bell went with the land in the government auction. The bell remained until 1920 by that time the name Belmont had become official.
In 1907, artist T. C. Steele moved to a hilltop farm near Belmont. It is preserved today at the T. C. Steele State Historic Site.
John Mellencamp owns a recording studio in Belmont called the Belmont Mall, which is not open to the public but will give private tours to groups of thirty or more if one calls for reservations. The recording studio will be the home of the John Mellencamp Heartland Rock Hall of Fame and Museum.
Belmont is located at 39°09′07″N 86°20′50″W / 39.15194°N 86.34722°W. The tiny hamlet is located on State Road 46 halfway between Nashville, Indiana and Bloomington, Indiana in the western central area of Brown County.
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