Lat/Long: 42.2500, -88.8333
The settlement of Belvidere was first established in 1835. Originally situated in Winnebago County, in 1837, Belvidere was chosen as the county seat of newly-created Boone County. The town received a U.S. Post Office the same year.
Past and Present of Boone County, Illinois (Chicago: H. F. Kett, 1877), 228, 235-36, 239-40, 276; James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 291.