TONOPAH - On Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners approved $50,000 for the Friends of the Belmont Courthouse to be used for the continued stabilization and rehabilitation of the building.
The Belmont Courthouse was built in 1876, nine years after the mining town was established as the county seat. The courthouse was the center of county government until 1905 when the seat was moved to Tonopah, where it remains today. Belmont is located 45 miles north of Tonopah.
A note of thanks to the commissioners was received on Wednesday.
"Our members were shocked and very pleased to receive a commitment from the Nye County Board of Commissioners to contribute funding (up to $50k) for our stabilization/restoration efforts at the Belmont Courthouse. We have worked very hard over the years to independently raise private capital (more than $100,000 through fundraisers) to make improvements to a building that is important not only to Nye County’s rich history, but to individuals and families with deep roots in central Nevada. Your demonstrated commitment to our efforts is humbling and inspiring. Commissioner Wichman, words can’t express our gratitude to you for sponsoring this item."
The building is owned by Nye County.
Here is a recent video produced by the Friends of the Belmont Courthouse.
Photo courtesy of Friends of the Belmont Courthouse.