About the Community of Belton
Belton is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. It is the county seat of Bell County. as of the 2010 census it had a population of 18,216. Belton is part of the Killeen – Temple – Fort Hood metropolitan area. Belton was platted in 1850 with the name of Nolandville. It was given its current name in 1851, named after Texas’ governor, Peter Hansborough Bell. As the county seat of the like-named Bell County, the town seemed destined for growth. The 1880s marked the town’s brightest age, with the building of the courthouse, Baylor Female College buildings, and a “railroad war” in which, by 1881, Belton was bypassed by the railroad which built Temple as the local junction and depot town. In 1913 the city experienced a major flood, leading to the naming of Yettie Polk Park, from one of those who died. The town began to thrive again following the creation of Fort Hood in 1942.
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