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Welcome to Belt ...

The city of Belt is located in Cascade County<1>.

The location of Belt has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Belt, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Belt has a population of 564 people<3> (see below for details).

Belt is 3,510 feet [1,070 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Belt is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Belt lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Belt lies within the (406) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Belt had an population of 564 people. This is a decrease of 5.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Belt had a population of 597 people. This makes Belt the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Belt represents 0.06% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 78th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 597 people, the population of Belt decreased 5.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 633 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Belt.

Communities Also Named Belt ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Belt - they are located in Indiana and Michigan.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Belt.

Communities near Belt ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Belt.

  • Great Falls
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Sand Coulee
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Stockett
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Raynesford
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Highwood
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Big Sag
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sag
    • Big Sag is located in Chouteau County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Big Sag
  • Black Eagle
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Eagle
    • Black Eagle is located in Cascade County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Black Eagle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Eagle <5>
  • Eden
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden is located in Cascade County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Eden
  • Countryside Village
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Countryside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Countryside Village
    • Countryside Village is located in Cascade County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Countryside Village
  • Monarch
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Belt. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Belt.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Belt. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Belt.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Belt. See our Newspapers Page for Belt.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Belt ...

Looking for more information about Belt? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Belt, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Belt.

Adding Belt to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Belt in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Belt was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Belt on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Montana (1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Belt.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Belt. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cascade County:

The official website for State of Montana:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Cascade, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Belt.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Belt - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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