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Belle Grove, Inc. preserves Belle Grove Plantation and Fort Bowman through stewardship and education. Belle Grove is a 283-acre historic site in Frederick County, VA, listed on the Virginia and National Registers of Historic Landmarks. Belle Grove Plantation was the home of Major Isaac Hite, Jr. (1758-1836) and his wife, Nelly Conway Madison Hite (1760-1802), sister of President James Madison. Nearby Fort Bowman was another Hite family home. Belle Grove has 14,000 visitors a year from around the region, country, and globe. We also serve the local community with school programs and festivals that highlight regional agriculture and businesses.

Belle Grove, Inc. preserves Belle Grove Plantation and Fort Bowman through stewardship and education. Belle Grove is a 283-acre historic site in Frederick County, VA, listed on the Virginia and National Registers of Historic Landmarks…

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