A ghost town site in southern Mineral County, 47 miles southeast of Hawthorne.
Founded in 1873, Belleville was greatly famous for murders, drunken brawls, "sporting," and practical jokes. Belleville flourished by milling the ore from the Northern Belle Mine located in nearby Candelaria and no sooner dominated as a work camp for the Carson & Colorado Railroad(C&C) that had reached the town in 1862. During this time, the population of town peaked at about 500 and included an assay and express office, a telegraph station, a livery stable, a schoolhouse, two hotels, several restaurants, three blacksmith shops, and seven saloons. Boisterous as it was, Belleville died almost instantaneously after the introduction of a water line to Candelaria in 1880. The new supply of water left Belleville unable to compete with the local mills. The town was all but deserted by 1892. Nothing remains of the town today except for a few tailings piles and a lone historic marker.
How To Get HereEdit
Access directly from State Route 360, 5 miles west of US 95. Ruins of the site are just east of the highway.