September 21, 2017

Things Named Belnap or Belknap

The surname Belknap or Belnap is unique, in that all known Belknaps or Belnaps living today are believed to descend from one man, Abraham Beltoft alias Belknap, who migrated from England to Massachusetts about 1635.  Although the surname continued in England for several centuries through other branches of the family, it has since died out in its country of origin.

Today, a wide variety of locations and institutions are named after descendants of Abraham Belknap, including over 130 streets, over 20 towns, and 1 U.S. county.  Natural features named Belknap range from a nunatak near the South Pole in Antarctica, to a Canadian cape near the North Pole, to a seamount beneath the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii, to a tiny rocky island in Indonesia in Southeast Asia.  A structure named Belknap is even on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.  Not bad for one man’s descendants!

Back in England, the family’s country of origin, there are only two known structures–a manor home and a small bungalow–known to carry the family name.

Below is a list of all known “things” named Belnap or Belknap.  Click on highlighted items for more information.  Please report additions or corrections, or any broken links.


Physical and Natural Features

Capes

  • Cape Belknap – Qikiqtaaluk Region, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada
  • Belknap Point – Belknap County, New Hampshire, USA

Islands

  • Belknap Rock (a/k/a Batu Penu) – Lat: 4° 37′ 0 N; Long: 108° 4′ 0 E, Indonesia
  • Belknap Islands – Sitka, Alaska, USA
  • Belknap Island (a/k/a Frank Island) – Teton County, Wyoming, USA

Mountains/Summits

  • Belknap Nunatak – Thurston Island, Antarctica
  • Belknap Hill – Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA
  • Belknap Mountains – Belknap County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Belknap Mountain – Belknap County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Belknap Ridge – Orange County, New York, USA
  • Little Belknap – Deschutes County, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Crater – Linn County, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Shield Volcano – Linn County, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Hills – Montague County, Texas, USA
  • Belknap Mountains – Young County, Texas, USA
  • Mount Belknap – Piute County, Utah, USA

Valleys

  • Belknap Gulch – Josephine County, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Hollow – Braxton County, West Virginia, USA

Underwater Features

  • Belknap Deep (historical name) – Pacific Ocean, south of Hawaii
  • Belknap Submerged Mountain (a/k/a Erben Tablemount) – Pacific Ocean Lat: 32° 52′ N; Long: 132° 32′ W

Water Features and Water-related Structures

  • Belknap Lake – British Columbia, Canada
  • Lac Belnap – Quebec, Canada
  • Belnap Tank – Coconino County, Arizona, USA
  • Belnap Reservoir – Mohave County, Arizona, USA
  • Belnap Spring – Siskiyou County, California, USA
  • Belknap Creek – Tulare County, California, USA
  • Belnap Creek – Leelanau County, Michigan, USA
  • Belknap Creek – Benton County, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Spring – Benton County, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Creek – Crook County, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Hot Spring – Lane County, Oregon, USA
  • Belnap Creek – Hill County, Texas, USA
  • Belknap Creek – Montague County, Texas, USA
  • East Belknap Creek- Montague County, Texas, USA
  • Middle Belknap Creek – Montague County, Texas, USA
  • West Belknap Creek – Montague County, Texas, USA
  • Belknap Branch – Parker County, Texas, USA
  • Belnap Creek – Morgan County, Utah, USA
  • Belknap Brook – Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, USA
  • Belnap Pond Dam – Orange County, Vermont, USA
  • Belknap Creek – Park County, Wyoming, USA
  • Belknap Creek Number 1 Dam – Park County, Wyoming, USA
  • Belknap Creek Number 1 Reservoir – Park County, Wyoming, USA
  • Belknap Creek Number 4 Dam – Park County, Wyoming, USA
  • Belknap Creek Number 4 Reservoir – Park County, Wyoming, USA
  • Belknap Creek Number 5 Dam – Park County, Wyoming, USA
  • Belknap Creek Number 5 Reservoir – Park County, Wyoming, USA

Woods/Forests

  • Belknap Camp Grove – Tulare County, California, USA

Geological Features

  • Belknap Soil – USA (Midwest)

Civil Jurisdictions

Counties

Cities, Towns, and Townships

  • Belknap – Dallas County, Alabama, USA
  • Belknap Bluff (historical) – now St. Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas, USA
  • Belknap (historical) – Cross County, Arkansas, USA
  • Belknap (historical) – Bryan County, Georgia, USA
  • Belknap – Johnson County, Illinois, USA
  • Belknap – Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
  • Belknap – Davis County, Iowa, USA
  • Belknap Township – Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
  • Belknap Beach – Oldham County, Kentucky, USA
  • Belknap – Wolfe County, Kentucky, USA
  • Belknap Township – Presque Isle County, Michigan, USA
  • Belknap – Presque Isle County, Michigan, USA
  • Fort Belknap Agency – Blaine County, Montana, USA
  • Fort Belknap – Blaine County, Montana, USA
  • Belknap – Sanders County, Montana, USA
  • Belknapville – Orange County, New York, USA
  • Belknap Crossing – Wyoming County, New York, USA
  • Belknap – Harrison County, Ohio, USA
  • Belknap (historical?) – Jefferson County, Ohio, USA
  • Belknap Springs – Lane County, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap – Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Belknaps (historical) – Stewart County, Tennessee, USA
  • Belknap (historical) – Young County, Texas, USA
  • Belknap – Sevier County, Utah, USA

Indian Reservations

  • Fort Belknap Indian Reservation – Montana, USA

Other Locations

Airports

Post Offices (often established as a precursor to more permanent settlement)

  • Belknap Post Office (historical) – Dallas County, Alabama, USA
  • Belknap Post Office (historical) – Pine County, Minnesota, USA
  • Belknap Post Office (historical) – Blaine County, Montana, USA
  • Belknap Post Office (historical) – Sanders County, Montana, USA
  • Belknap Post Office (historical) – Holt County, Nebraska, USA
  • Belknap Springs Post Office (historical) – Lane County, Oregon, USA

Cemeteries

  • Belknap Cemetery – Baldwin Mills, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada
  • Belknap (Quarryville) Cemetery – Bolton, Tolland, Connecticut, USA
  • Belknap-Dill Cemetery – Hancock County, Illinois, USA
  • Belknap Cemetery – Oakland, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA
  • Belknap Cemetery – Chautauqua County, Kansas, USA
  • Belknap Cemetery – Ulster County, New York, USA
  • Belknap Cemetery – Young County, Texas, USA

City Parks

  • Belknap Park – Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA
  • Arias G. and Mabel Harris Belnap Memorial Park – Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA

Locales

  • Belknap Campground – Tulare County, California, USA
  • Belknap State Reservation – Belknap County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Belknap Camp – Lane County, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Ranger Station – Sevier County, Utah, USA
  • Belknap Ranch – Park County, Wyoming, USA

Mines

  • Belknap Mine Number 1 – Young County, Texas, USA
  • Belknap Mine Number 2 – Young County, Texas, USA
  • Belknap Mine Number 3 – Young County, Texas, USA
  • Belknap Mine Number 4 – Young County, Texas, USA
  • Belknap Mine Number 5 – Young County, Texas, USA

Neighborhoods/Subdivisions

  • Belknap Manor – North Miami Beach, Miami-Dade, Florida, USA
  • Belknap – Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA
  • Belknap – Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  • Belnap Addition – Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA

Streets

  • Belnap Drive – Homer, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA
  • Belknap Circle – Eagle River, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
  • Belknap – Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, USA
  • Belnap – Tucson, Pima, Arizona, USA
  • Belknap – Phoenix, Maricopa, USA
  • Bel[k]nap Street [and Avenue?] – St. Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas, USA
  • Belknap Road – Sulphur Springs, Yell, Arkansas, USA
  • Belknap Court – Cupertino, Santa Clara, California, USA
  • Belknap Drive – Cupertino, Santa Clara, California, USA
  • Belknap Way – Escondido, San Diego, California, USA
  • Belknap Way – San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
  • Belnap Way – Saratoga, Santa Clara, California, USA
  • Belknap – Aurora, ~, Colorado, USA
  • Belknap – Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Belknap – Plainville, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Belknap Road – West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Belknap Street – Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
  • Belknap – Orlando, Orange, Florida, USA
  • Belknap – Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, USA
  • Belknap – Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
  • Belknap – Mountain Home, Elmore, Idaho, USA
  • Belknap – Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois, USA
  • Belknap Street – Sleepy Hollow, Kane, Illinois, USA
  • Belknap Road – Belknap, Johnson, Illinois, USA
  • Belknap Lane – Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, USA
  • Belknap Boulevard – Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, USA
  • Belknap Place – Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, USA
  • Belknap [Belnap?] Street – Ryan, Delaware, Iowa, USA
  • Belknap – Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, USA
  • Belknap – Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA
  • Belknap Beach Road – Prospect, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA
  • Belknap Beach Road – Belknap Beach, Oldham, Kentucky, USA
  • Belknap Street – Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
  • Belknap – South Berwick, York, Maine, USA
  • Belknap – Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA
  • Belknap – Baltimore, ~, Maryland, USA
  • Belknap Drive – Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap Street – Arlington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap Street – Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap Street (historical; name later changed to Joy Street) – Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belnap Street – Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap Court – Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap Street – Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap Street – Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap Road – Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belnap Road – Hyde Park, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap Street – Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap – Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belnap Road – Norwood, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap – Somerset, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap Street – Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap Road – Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap Avenue – West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap Street – Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap Terrace – Winchester, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap Street – Grand Ledge, Eaton, Michigan, USA
  • Belknap Avenue – Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA
  • Belnap Street – Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, USA
  • Belknap – Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA
  • Belknap Lane – Edwards, Hinds, Mississippi, USA
  • Bel[k]nap Road – Edwards, Hinds, Mississippi, USA
  • Belknap Road – McComb, Pike, Mississippi, USA
  • Belknap – Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA
  • Belknap – St. Louis, ~, Missouri, USA
  • Belknap Avenue – Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, USA
  • Belknap Drive – Atkinson, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
  • Belknap Street – Belmont, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA
  • Belknap Street – Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA
  • Belknap Road – Hudson, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA
  • Belknap Terrace – Hudson, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA
  • Belknap Street – Laconia, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA
  • Belknap – Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire, USA
  • Belknap Street – Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA
  • Belnap Drive – Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA
  • Belknap Lane – Rumson, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA
  • Belnap Court – Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA
  • Belnap Place – Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA
  • Belknap Street – Nara Visa, Quay, New Mexico, USA
  • Belnap – Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA
  • Belknap Avenue – Binghamton, Broome, New York, USA
  • Belnap – Branchport, Yates, New York, USA
  • Belknap Road – Clymer, Chautauqua, New York, USA
  • Belknap Road – Eden, Erie, New York, USA
  • Belknap Road – Endicott, Broome, New York, USA
  • Belknap Court – Huntington, Suffolk, New York, USA
  • Belknap Street – Newburgh, Orange, New York, USA
  • Belknap Drive – Northport, Suffolk, New York, USA
  • Belknap Street – Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA
  • Belknap Lane – Saugerties, Ulster, New York, USA
  • Belknap Street – Springfield Gardens, Queens, New York, USA
  • Belknap Avenue – Yonkers, Westchester, New York, USA
  • Belnap – Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA
  • Belnap Drive – Apex, Wake, North Carolina, USA
  • Belknap – Camp Lejeune, Onslow, North Carolina, USA
  • Belknap Road – Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, USA
  • Belknap Place – Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA
  • Belknap Place – Greenhills, Hamilton, Ohio, USA
  • Belnap – Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, USA
  • Belnap – Lone Grove, Carter, Oklahoma, USA
  • Belknap Avenue – Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, USA
  • Belknap Court – Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Road – Medford, Jackson, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Lane – Monroe, Benton, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Avenue – Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Street – Prineville, Crook, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Lane – Sunriver, Deschutes, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Drive – West Linn, Clackamas, Oregon, USA
  • Belnap Court – Wilsonville, Clackamas, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Road – Dayton, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Belknap – Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Belknap Street – Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  • Belknap – Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA
  • Belknap Road – Goose Creek, Berkeley, South Carolina, USA
  • Belknap – Laurel Bay, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
  • Belnap – Pierre, Hughes, South Dakota, USA
  • Belknap Avenue – Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Belknap Street – Ennis, Ellis, Texas, USA
  • Belknap[p] Street – Haltom City, Tarrant, Texas, USA
  • Belnap Court – Houston, Harris, Texas, USA
  • Belnap Way – Houston, Harris, Texas, USA
  • Belknap Street – Jacksboro, Jack, Texas, USA
  • Belnap Court – Missouri City, ____, Texas, USA
  • Belknap Place – an Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA
  • Belknap Street – Seymour, Baylor, Texas, USA
  • Belknap Street – Stephenville, Erath, Texas, USA
  • Belknap Street – Sugar Land, Fort Bend, Texas, USA
  • Belknap Street – Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA
  • Belknap – Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
  • Belnap Circle – West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
  • Belnap Circle – Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
  • Belknap Street – Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, USA
  • Belknap Road – Berlin, Washington, Vermont, USA
  • Belknap Street – Northfield, Washington, Vermont, USA
  • Belknap – Post Mills, Orange, Vermont, USA
  • Belknap Brook Road – Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, USA
  • Belknap Lane – Windsor, Windsor, Vermont, USA
  • Belknap Street – Alexandria, ~, Virginia, USA
  • Belknap – Valley, Stevens, Washington, USA
  • Belknap Street – Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin, USA
  • Belknap Terrace – Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin, USA
  • Belknap Shores – Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin, USA
  • Belknap – Westboro, Taylor, Wisconsin, USA

Structures

Schools

  • Belknap School – Chautauqua, Kansas, USA
  • Belknap School – [Louisville], Jefferson, Kentucky, USA
  • University of Louisville–Belknap Campus – Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA
  • Belknap School – ____, Allegan, Michigan, USA
  • Belknap School (historical) – ____, Blaine, Montana, USA
  • Belknap School (historical) – ____, Sanders, Montana, USA
  • Fort Belknap College – ____, Montana, USA
  • Belknap Grammar School (historical) – Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA
  • Belknap School – [Lockport?], Niagara, New York, USA
  • Belknap Elementary School – Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA

Churches

  • Belknap Church – Chautauqua, Kansas, USA
  • Belknap Church –  [Lee City], Wolfe, Kentucky, USA
  • Belknap Church – ____, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Forts

  • Fort Belknap (near Belknap town) – ____, Young, Texas, USA
  • Fort Belknap –  ____, Blaine, Montana, USA

Bridges

Mills

Other Individual Structures

  • Belknap Manor –  Great Chishill, Cambridgeshire (previously Essex), England
  • Belnap House (“Bellnaps”) (until 1930s) – Canvey Island, Essex, England
  • Men’s Belknap Building, McLean Hospital – Waverley, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Belknap House, New Hampshire College – ____, New Hampshire, USA
  • Belknap Court (office building) – Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Hall, Willamette University – Salem, Marion, Oregon, USA
  • Belknap Drive-In (historical) – Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA

Ships/Boats

Military Vessels

Other Vessels

  • Belknap (Great Lakes barge)

Institutions/Organizations

Arts Institutions

Businesses

  • Belknap Imaging – ____, Hawaii, USA
  • Belknap Point Motel – Gilford, Belknap, New Hampshire, USA
  • Belknap Hardware (closed) – Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA
  • Belnap Lumber Company (closed) – Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA

Camps

  • Camp Belknap (YMCA Camp) – on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, USA
  • Camp Bel-Nap (historical; closed) – ____, Michigan, USA

Law Firms

  • Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler (top-tier U.S. law firm) – New York, New York, New York, USA
  • Belnap & Curtis, P.A. – Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA
  • Crayton & Belknap – Bensalem, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA

Publishers


Movies, Television, Music

Movie Characters

TV Show Characters

  • “Missy Belknap” in “Jack & Bobby” (18 episodes; 2004-2005), played by Keri Lynn Pratt
  • “Reverend Belknap” in “Jack & Bobby” (5 episodes; 2004-2005), played by Ed Begley, Jr.
  • “Dr. Belknap” in “Breaking Bad” (1 episode (pilot), 2008), played by Gregory Chase

Music Compositions (by or about Belknap/Belnap)


THINGS NAMED BELTOFT

In addition to things named primarily by or after descendants of Abraham Belknap, there are locations in England named
Belfoft, which is a variation of the family’s surname before Abraham Belknap’s arrival in Massachusetts.  There is no known connection between Beltoft, Lincolnshire and the Beltoft/Belknap family.

Town

  • Beltoft – Lincolnshire, England

Streets

  • Beltoft Cottages – Weeton Leeds, Yorkshire, England
  • Beltoft Way – Conisbrough Doncaster, Yorkshire, England

POSSIBLE OTHER PLACES CONNECTED TO BELKNAP OR BELNAP

Ancient Burial Site/Hill

Last update:  23 Mar 2016