A B&B James Madison Would Love

Here is a wonderful post about Belle Grove Plantation. You must see the picture!

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James Madison was born on March 16, 1751 at Belle Grove Plantation located on the north side of the Rappahannock River near what is now Port Conway, Virginia. The original house burned (as houses of that era had a tendency to do) and the house that currently sits on the plantation is believed to have been built in about 1790 on top of the original basement.

Belle Grove Plantation was the childhood home of Madison’s mother, Nelly Conway Madison, and she went there to give birth to James, her first of twelve (yes…twelve) children.  She lived to be 98 years old and resided at Montpelier most of her life – from James’ youth until her death in 1829.

Over the years the plantation has undergone several ownership changes and was purchased in 1998 by a family-owned Austrian company which seems to make industrial ovens and ice cream cone…

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6 thoughts on “A B&B James Madison Would Love

  1. Patty B says:

    Great picture and article.

  2. hideaheart says:

    Have you rescheduled opening the B&B to Jame’s bd in 2014?

  3. John says:

    Love the photo from 2000 foot, the home looks great!

  4. seniorhiker says:

    The photo is fabulous. The article is neat as well.

  5. cealarenne says:

    This place is just gorgeous. Can you put up your B&B page so I can book there when I’m in the States next? I’ll make the effort to get there.

    • Thank you so much! We are almost done with the website. With things running so close,we are trying to get things in place so we have good pictures before we launch it. But I am afraid I may have to launch it before and add pictures later.

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