The Richfield Service Station
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|Elevation||7,132 ft (2,174 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 ( Mountain (MST))|
|GNIS feature ID||26201 |
Bellemont is an unincorporated community in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, along Interstate 40 about 11 miles (18 km) west-northwest of Flagstaff. At an elevation of 7,132 feet (2,174 m), it is claimed to be the highest settlement along historic Route 66. It was a known water stop due to its local springs. As of June 2012, it had an estimated population of 893. 
In October 2010, Bellemont was struck by a tornado.  It made 15 homes uninhabitable, resulting in the evacuation of about 30 people.  A train and 30 recreational vehicles were damaged, but no serious injuries or deaths were reported. 
On May 13th 2019, actor Issac Kappy committed suicide by jumping off the Hughes Ave./Transwestern Rd. overpass for Interstate 40 in Bellemont, then being struck by a passing car on the eastbound side.  
The Bellemont region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bellemont has a continental climate (abbreviated "Dsb" on climate maps). 
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bellemont, Arizona
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- Legends of America
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