Nestled at the head of Ralston Valley, the Belmont Courthouse at one time stood as an elegant centerpiece of the county seat of Nye County, Nevada. The construction began in 1875 and it was completed in 1876; it served for 29 years as the county courthouse before the county seat was moved to Tonopah, Nevada in 1905. On June 13, 1972 the town of Belmont was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.The courthouse was included as a part of this historic district.
Today, the town survives as a historic district with a few residents. Its courthouse features one of Nevada’s finest Italianate style Architecture.