Elk Hill, General Sir Charles Cornwallis

Elk Hill – A Former Estate Of Thomas Jefferson Which General General Sir Charles Cornwallis Utilized As A Headquarters During The Revolutionary War

Elk Hill was a residence which Thomas Jefferson’s wife Martha Jefferson lived in, with her first husband whom widowed her, before they were married. During the American Revolutionary War, British General Sir Charles Cornwallis utilized Elk Hill as his headquarters. General Cornwallis had various barns within Thomas Jefferson’s estate burnt down as he vacated the property.