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Goochland in Goochland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elk Hill

 
 
Elk Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2010
1. Elk Hill Marker
Inscription.  Two miles south is Elk Hill, once owned by Thomas Jefferson. Lord Cornwallis made his headquarters there, June 7-15, 1781; this was the western limit of his invasion. On June 15 he turned eastward, leaving the place pillaged and carrying off slaves.
 
Erected 1931 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number SA-5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
 
Location. 37° 43.861′ N, 78° 4.235′ W. Marker is in Goochland, Virginia, in Goochland County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road West (Virginia Route 6) and Elk Hill Road (Virginia Route 608), on the right when traveling west on River Road West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goochland VA 23063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George's Tavern Crossroads (approx. 0.9 miles away); Second Union School
River Rd W & Elk Hill Rd (facing east) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2010
2. River Rd W & Elk Hill Rd (facing east)
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(approx. 2.6 miles away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Rosenwald School at Cartersville (approx. 5½ miles away); a different marker also named Campaign of 1781 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Clifton (approx. 5.8 miles away); Hamilton High School (approx. 5.9 miles away); Point of Fork (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goochland.
 
Also see . . .  Elk Hill. National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on November 5, 2021.) 
 
Elk Hill image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
3. Elk Hill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 972 times since then and 108 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Sep. 28, 2022