Belle Grove is located in the northern Shenandoah Valley near Middletown, Virginia. It is an authentic 1797 Manor House, was built by Major Isaac Hite and his wife Nelly Madison Hite, sister of President James Madison. Major Hite, grandson of Shenandoah Valley Pioneer Jost Hite, expanded his original 483 acres to a prosperous 7500 acre plantation, growing wheat, raising cattle and Merino sheep, and operating a large distillery and several mills.To learn more about Belle Grove Plantation and it's history, please visit www.bellegrove.org.
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Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park commemorates a decisive Civil War battle and protects a plantation house once occupied by James Madison's sister. More...