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The Belle Grove Plantation – The Birthplace Of President James Madison

On March 16, 1751, President James Madison was born at the Belle Grove Plantation in a set of lands that would later come part of the town of Port Conway, Virginia.

Painting of President James Madison.

James Madison’s mother Eleanor Rose Conway Madison, whom also went by Nellie Conway Madison, was also born at the Belle Grove Plantation.

Painting of Eleanor Rose “Nellie” Conway Madison.

Presently, there is a historical marker indicating the birthplace of James Madison, near the Belle Grove Plantation.

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