Bellsburg, Tennessee

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Bellsburg is an unincorporated community in Dickson County, in the U.S. state of Tennessee.[1] It lies along State Route 49.


A post office was established as Bellsburgh in 1849, renamed Bellsburg in 1893, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[2] The origin of the name is disputed. Some hold the community was named for Shadrach Bell, a pioneer, while others believe it was named for Montgomery Bell, who may have played a role in its development.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bellsburg, Tennessee
  2. ^ "Dickson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Miller, Larry L. (2001). Tennessee Place-names. Indiana University Press. p. 17. ISBN 0-253-21478-5.