Elkhill

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Elkhill was a relatively small plantation owned by Thomas Jefferson, located near Elk Island, at the mouth of Byrd Creek in Goochland County. He obtained the land comprising the Elkhill plantation in three different stages:

  1. 307 acres

During the Revolutionary War, Elkhill was occupied for a time by Lord Cornwallis and his troops. Jefferson later related that they had done a great deal of damage:

Footnotes

    Further Sources

    • Weeks, Ellie. "Thomas Jefferson's Elk-Hill." Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, 3(1): 6.