Bellwood, Pennsylvania

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Bellwood is a borough in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,016 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Bellwood is located at 40°36′6″N 78°20′1″W / 40.60167°N 78.33361°W / 40.60167; -78.33361 (40.601566, -78.333616)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.

Founded

Bellwood's first resident was one Edward Bell who moved here with his wife, mother, and father John Bell in 1806. Edward Bell's son, one Martin Bell, founded the Sabbath Rest Foundry located in Antis Township (Pinecroft) so-called because he invented a new way to stoke the fires and leave them burn Sunday without having any person attend to them.

Demographics

Bellwood is a rural area situated in the Tuckahoe Valley, part of the Logan Valley area. Bellwood was originally called Bell's Mills. The Borough of Bellwood is surrounded by the Township of Antis.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,016 people, 776 households, and 555 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,361.8 people per square mile (1,692.1/km²). There were 822 housing units at an average density of 1,778.5/sq mi (689.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.81% White, 0.10% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

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