Belton, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Belton is located in Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Belton is located in the US
Belton (the US)
Coordinates: 37°9′36″N 87°1′42″W / 37.16000°N 87.02833°W / 37.16000; -87.02833Coordinates: 37°9′36″N 87°1′42″W / 37.16000°N 87.02833°W / 37.16000; -87.02833
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Muhlenberg
Elevation 453 ft (138 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 42324
Area code(s) 270
GNIS feature ID 507312[1]

Belton is an unincorporated community located in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, United States.


Belton was formerly called Yost; the original name was in honor of a local family, and the present name is also local in origin, for the Bell family.[2] A post office called Yost was established in 1883, and the name was changed to Belton in 1926.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Belton, Kentucky
  2. ^ Anderson, Bobby (September 19, 2007). "Sandy Called These Names". Leader-News. pp. A12. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Muhlenberg County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 April 2015.