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Belmont is a community in the municipality of Central Elgin, Elgin County, Ontario. It is located south-east of London and north-east of St. Thomas. Belmont was incorporated as a Village in 1961, and amalgamated with other area municipalities to form Central Elgin in 1998. Belmont, Ontario has a population of approximately 2700 people.
Belmont was first settled by Joshua S. Odell in 1832 and called Kettle Creek. In 1849, a post office was opened as Plymouth 3 kilometres to the north of the settlement. By this point, the settlement was called Belmont. The citizens requested that the Plymouth post office be renamed Belmont, and in 1854, that the Belmont post office be moved south into the community. The origins of the name Belmont are not known.
Belmont was incorporated as a Village in 1961, and amalgamated with other area municipalities to form Central Elgin in 1998.
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