Remnants of the Belmont house stone chimney. Photo courtesy K. Edward Lay.

Home Site – Nelson County, Virginia

This Belmont home was built on the Union Hill property before 1856. It is located off of Mayo Creek Lane, about 1 mile north of Midway Mills on Rte. 743.


The home was a frame with exterior stone chimneys.

Timeline of Belmont Ownership

  • – 1856 Joseph Carrington Cabell
  • 1856 -1858 Property farmed by William D. Cabell after death of Joseph C. Cabell
    • William D. Cabell conducts sale of personal property at Belmont in 1857
  • 1857 – ? J. Grattan Cabell, M.D.

Enslaved Persons

In his last will and testament in 1856, Joseph Carrington Cabell lists 12 adults and 2 children as enslaved persons at his Belmont Estate.