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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The Union victory in the Battle of Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864), combined with the capture of Atlanta by Gen. Sherman in September, likely contributed to the reelection of President Abraham Lincoln in 1864.