About This Place
Bellerose is a village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 1,173 at the 2000 census.
The Village of Bellerose is in the Town of Hempstead near the western county line.
The village was founded by Helen Marsh of Lynn, Massachusetts. In 1907, planning to build a model community, Marsh purchased 77 acres (310,000 m2) of Floral Park, New York gladiola fields. The first Bellerose home was completed, under Marsh's supervision, in 1910. Marsh persuaded the Long Island Rail Road to place a station in the new village, and she named the station Bellerose. Though it has been suggested that she named the station for the Rose farm, south of the railroad, and her daughter Belle, she said that she simply found the name "euphonious." A vote of the homeowners made the name official in 1917.