Bellefonte has long been one of the magisterial or election districts of Nottoway County. You can see the boundary definition at http://research.archives.gov/description/5885164
. It covers generally the Town of Blackstone and the eastern portion of the county. Bellefonte was proposed as the new name for the village of Blacks and Whites in the 1880s, but the Post Office objected because of the possibility of confusion with other Bellefontes, particularly Bellefonte, Pa. Blackstone was then proposed as an alternative.