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The Site

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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.   (from Belle Grove website)

In addition to the manor house, Belle Grove has extensive grounds that provide the large fields needed to host a trial of this caliber.  The rolling Open field  is set against the backdrop of the historical buildings.

All images of Belle Grove Plantation are courtesy of Belle Grove Inc.

Local AttractionsBelle Grove History
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