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Presidency: Madras (Presidency)
Coordinates: 15.150000°N, 76.933300°E
Altitude: 444 m (1,457 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Bellary
State/Province: Karnataka
Country: India
Transport links
Southern Mahratta Railway
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Bellary was the headquarters of Bellary District in the Southern Division of Madras during the British period.

There was a School of Musketry located at Bellary c early 1890s.


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Historical books online

  • Plan of Bellary An Atlas of the Southern Part of India 1854
  • Bellary Imperial Gazetteer
  • List of European Tombs in the Bellary District with Inscriptions thereon compiled by J J Cotton (1894). Held on website of Barry Lewis.
  • Bellary c 1818 page 74 Sketches of India by 'An Officer for Fire-Side Travellers At-Home' [Captain Moyle Sherer] 2nd edition, with additions 1824 The author's Wikipedia page indicates he was with the 34th Regiment of Foot.
  • Bellary c 1827 page 410 The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle 1828 Google Books
  • Bellary October 1838 page 13 The Diary of Sergeant William Hall, …, late of Her Majesty’s Forty-First Regiment, containing The Incidents connected with two years campaign in Scinde and Affghanistan during the late War. c 1848 Google Books
  • "Station of Bellary" page 13, ‪Report on the Medical Topography and Statistics of the Ceded Districts: Compiled from the Records of the Medical Board Office ‬ 1844 Google Books
  • Bellary page 70, The Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal Volume 68 1847. The cantonment was classified as one of the "Stations on the Table Lands"
  • 74th Highlanders at Bellary page 277 Army Medical Department: Report for the Year 1862 Google Books
  • Bellary page 421 Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Sanitary State of the Army in India : with Abstract of Evidence, and of Reports Received from Indian Military Stations 1864
  • Manual of the Bellary District by John Kelsall, Madras Civil Service, Acting Sub-Collector, North Arcot 1872. Hathi Trust Digital Library
  • Madras District Gazetteers: Bellary Vol-I by W Francis 1916. Pdf download, Digital Library of India.