Bel Air Becomes a Town 1781-1785

Bel Air, Belle Air, Belle Aire, Bell Air, and once, enchantingly, Belleaire, but never, never Belair.

Bel Air: The Town Through its Buildings

It had been Scott’s Old Fields, a played-out crop field. In 1780 there were four houses. James and Elizabeth Jervis and their children lived in one of them.

Scott’s Old Fields – Bel Air
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