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.
Did You Know?
When you say "going down the valley" you are actually traveling north in the Shenandoah Valley and that when you are traveling south, you are "going up the valley?" The reason for this expression is because the Shenandoah River flows north, so downstream is in that compass direction.