Belvidere, IL
  • 25,750 Population
  • 12 Square Miles
  • 865 Businesses

A Fun Fact About
Belvidere, IL

Judi (Ford) Nash was born and raised in Belvidere and was Miss America in 1969. Ford qualified to compete in the Miss America pageant by winning first the title of Miss Boone County and then the Miss Illinois pageant. Ford was a world-class trampolinist at the time of the pageant, and used her skills on the trampoline for her performance in the talent portion of the competition—the only Miss America contestant ever to compete using the trampoline.