Nbelle grove plantation louisiana history books

Plantation stories of old louisiana wilkinson, andrews on. Cedar creek and belle grove national historical park has created an. Belle grove national trust for historic preservation. The cemeteries of louisiana are a significant part of the states history. Belle grove, also known as belle grove plantation, was a plantation and elaborate greek revival and italianatestyle plantation mansion near white castle in iberville parish, louisiana. Historic american buildings survey habs la36 belle grove plantation near white castle, louisiana. The owners not only operate myrtle grove as a dining and event venue, but live here as well. In 1972, the houma daily courier ran a historical piece on belle grove. Contributed from the 1974 audubon pilgrimage booklet by the wfp historical society. Nottoway is often cited as the largest antebellum plantation house. Come discover belle grove plantations rich history and the people who helped forge a nation at this southern plantation. A gifted raconteur, roland sets the scene where the louisiana cane country formed a favored and colorful part of the old. Belle grove plantation, iberville parish, louisiana.

The home was the largest antebellum home ever built in the south. Pictures 1 belle grove plantation mansion, white castle louisiana. Belle grove plantation was formerly of iberville parish, louisiana. Myrtle grove plantation iberville parish, louisiana. If you wish, during dessert, owner joe white will share a brief history about the. Completed in 1857, it was one of the largest mansions ever built in the south, surpassing that of the neighboring nottoway. In 1732, jost hite with his business partner robert mckay and 16 families, journeyed to the northern valley to settle on 140,000 acres obtained in two land grants. In its three hundred plus years, belle grove plantation has stood witness to many of americas greatest historic events and hosted many famous and historical people. This series was inspired by a twovolume book series called lost. Books about plantation homes of the antebellum south. Franklins first united methodist church was established in 1806, making it the first protestant church established in the state of louisiana. They tell the story of those who laid the foundation for louisiana as it exists today. His other books include baton rouge, over new orleans, over boston, over miami, antebellum homes of georgia, virginia plantation homes, and atlanta. Provides a history about belle grove, an 18thcentury grain and livestock farm.

Belle grove plantation, louisiana and the ware families. Ron blunt the grounds at belle grove feature the 1815 icehouse and smokehouse, demonstration garden designed by the garden club of virginia, slave cemetery, and a heritage apple orchard. Also, belle grove plantation in the shenandoah valley near middletown, virginia. Dozens of books have been written regarding belle groves beauty and charm, while hundreds of photographs have been published.

Belle grove plantation iberville parish, louisiana. David king gleason 19271992 was a professional photographer based in baton rouge, louisiana. Information about belle grove plantation, including its location, history, land, crops, owners, slaves, buildings, and current status. It was owned by a sugar planter, one john andrews, who had operated a plantation on this site in iberville paris, louisiana beginning in the 1830s and eventually owned 150 slaves. Belle grove was the quintessential antebellum southern plantation. This website, and its related discussion group, center around belle grove plantation, formerly of iberville parish, louisiana. History of myrtle grove construction on the main house began around 1842 by either charles l.

Belle grove plantation was an elaborate greek revival and italianatestyle plantation mansion near. Roland draws from an abundance of primary sources to describe how the civil war brought south louisianas sugarcane industry to the brink of extinction, and disaster to the lives of civilians both black and white. Belle grove of louisiana was formerly of iberville parish, louisiana and was. Belle grove plantation history of a southern plantation.

Printed for the author, 1858, by james roberts html. Along the river road past and present on louisianas historic byway. They were raised on the plantation of captain michael zenor in concordia parish and. Its really a superb collection of architectural history, and also fascinating and sad. Plantation life louisiana history the narrative of james roberts, a soldier under gen.

Belle grove plantation began with 483 acres given to isaac hite jr. An unexpected aspect in africanamerican history is that free african americans themselves owned slaves and did so at least since 1654, continuing to do so right through the civil war. Josephine met and fell in love with cotton broker andrew stewart, whom she married on april 18, 1906 at st. The vineshearn house myrtle grove plantation house. Below are the parishes that are near laurel grove plantation. Plantation homes of louisiana and the natchez area. Subject headings united stateslouisianaiberville parish. A different kind of history lesson at belle grove plantation. The latter was the birthplace of james madison and is now operated as a bed and breakfast. St james santee plantation parish history and records, 16851925, spartanburg, sc.

Belle groves july 4 event supports effort to restore outbuildings. Laurel grove plantation is located in lafourche parish. His other books include plantation homes of louisiana and the natchez area, virginia plantation homes, over new orleans, over boston, over miami, and atlanta. See more ideas about louisiana plantations, plantation homes and southern plantations. Here is another great collection by baton rouge photographer david king gleason. Washington in the revolutionary war, and under gen. Belle grove plantation iberville parish, louisiana wikipedia. Its seventyfive rooms were spread out over four floors. The ware family was associated with belle grove for some 40 years, the last male member of the family there being john stone ware, in whom the rich heritage of. Nottoway is often cited as the largest antebellum plantation house remaining in the south. Belle grove was one of the largest country houses built in louisiana prior to the.

The old thiry house has known four moves and almost as many renovations. Belle grove plantation in iberville parish, louisiana, by robert mark rudd represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in east baton rouge parish library. The closest populated place is that of jean lafitte that is1. Built by john andrews and completed in 1857, belle grove s architect was henry howard. On a typical visit to myrtle grove, you will be allowed to go on a self guided tour of the main house upon your arrival. Belle grove of louisiana was formerly of iberville parish, louisiana and was the largest antebellum home in the south. Louisiana plantations continued to be important to the state and local economy. Sugar plantations edit by the 1830s, bayou teche was the main street of acadiana, with one plantation after another. Pictures 1 belle grove plantation mansion, white castle. Belle grove history the history of belle grove begins with the german immigration into the shenandoah valley of virginia.

Louisiana contributor names evans, walker, 19031975, photographer created published 1936. The home of james monroe mcbride, son of peter mcbride of. The family started a tradition of sharing the history and heritage of willow grove with the community in the 1980s when they opened the farm for field trips and birthday parties. Mavis grove plantation historical is a place of kind locale belonging to the county of jefferson. Belle grove is a partner of cedar creek and belle grove national historical park. Today there are many ways to enjoy our louisiana plantations including plantation tours, some are bed and breakfasts and others offer wedding venues.

Belle grove plantation of louisiana largest antebellum. Depending on the site, the antebellum mansions are surrounded by working farms, gardens and meticulously maintained grounds. Alaska alabama california colorado connecticut florida georgia illinois indiana kentucky louisiana massachusetts maryland michigan minnesota nevada new jersey new hampshire new york ohio pennsylvania rhode island south carolina tennessee texas virginia vermont. Belle grove of little bayou black louisianagenealogygirl. Jackson at the battle of new orleans, in the war of 1812. New orleans plantation country holds a collection of the most glorious plantations in louisiana, each offering a unique glimpse back in time. The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of lafourche parish. Lsu press books plantation homes of louisiana and the. This is not the plantation that stood in iberville parish.

The location of myrtle grove plantation has been provided by the geographic names information system ie the gnis. Maria josephine armstrong was born in 1879 in austin, texas, and raised on the famous armstrong ranch, where her passion for cattle ranching and the ranching lifestyle began. Belle grove plantation, louisiana and the ware families who owned it posted on august 26, 2012 by vicki august 11, 2018 this content is restricted to site members. David king gleason was a photographer who lived and worked in baton rouge, louisiana. Photography collection, the new york public library. Ever since i first heard about joseph mcgill and the slave dwelling project, i knew i wanted to participate. History of myrtle grove myrtle grove plantation history. The louisiana plantation coloring book by cecilia dartez.

Plantation diary, the plantation record and account book no. Locust grove state historic site louisiana office of. Plantations search results louisiana digital library. Many people from baton rouge have enjoyed the peaceful country atmosphere and the fun times that country life offers at the farm. The grenier oak, also called the donald louis peltier oak, is located on the grounds of what was once called forest grove plantation.

Belle grove plantation in middletown, virginia was named after nelly madison hites grandmothers home, belle grove plantation in port conway king george county, virginia. Included are 120 fullcolor photographs with information about the construction, history, and condition of each house. See more ideas about louisiana history, louisiana and history. The vines family had enjoyed wealth and prominence in beaufort county since the early 1700s, when charles vines great, great grandfather, capt. Some of the plantation homes featured in the louisiana plantation coloring book include the san francisco plantation home, one of the. This early work by the esteemed historian charles p.

I, like so many others, am constantly searching for pictures, historical records, or. United stateslouisianaiberville parishbelle grove plantation. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, plantations remained largely selfcontained, supplying most of the needs of their workers through plantation stores. Beech grove saint francisville, louisiana, plantation. A typical abbreviation for myrtle grove plantation.

Its history includes being among the sites of englands first colonization efforts in the new world in the late 1600s to the american revolution to the american civil war. Imaginations will be sparked by descriptions of the homes, furnishings, and special rooms that once housed rocking horses and charming china dolls. One of the grandest plantation homes ever to exist was belle grove. There is a white wooden fence across the front of the property, with several large live. Laurel grove plantation lafourche parish, louisiana. A visit to locust grove state historic site provides an illustration of the small family cemeteries which were a part of most plantations. This is a list of plantations andor plantation houses in the u. Built 140 years agoin year 2000 166 years old on the river bank at st. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit. Belle grove was one of the largest country houses built in louisiana prior to the civil war. Belle grove was the largest antebellum home ever built in the south. Whenever belle grove is mentioned in this section of the state, it brings to mind the wares. Belle grove plantation of louisiana, 32900 highway 405.

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