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Early day settlers and ranchers Watson and Fullington founded the town which was named "Belvedere" by their wives after an Italian word that meant beautiful view. Platted on April 7, 1888 by C. P. and J. B. Fullington, the town had a population of 45 in 1891, and by 1900 it had grown to 75 people.
The Santa Fe Railroad laid tracks through Belvidere on October 1, 1887.
The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.
"A History of Kiowa County 1880-1980: A Chronicle of Kiowa County written by Kith, Kin and Kind Friends". Lubbock, TX: Taylor Publishing Co., 1979.
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