DescriptionBelmont had high hopes for growth and prominence when the first session of the Wisconsin Territorial legislature met there in 1836. But after long debate by the legislators, Madison was selected as the permanent capital, although at the time it existed only on paper. Contemporary Belmont is an agricultural village.
Visitors to Belmont Mound State Park, 3 mi. n. on CR G, can climb a 64-foot observation tower atop a 400-foot mound for unobstructed views of the town and surrounding countryside. One corner of the park has been designated a state natural area because of the diversity of plant species there. Phone (608) 523-4427.
Things to SeeFirst Capitol Historic Site