Civil War  |  Historic Site

Belle Grove Plantation


336 Belle Grove Road
Middletown, VA 22645, USA


Belle Grove was built in 1797 by Major Isaac Hite, Jr. and his first wife, Nelly Madison Hite, sister of President James Madison. Belle Grove Plantation was also the epicenter of the 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek and was used at that time as Union Headquarters for General Sheridan. Belle Grove is a National Trust for Historic Preservation site and is part of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park.