Ellerslie has been the home-place of the Elliott family since settling on the state granted land in 1790. By 1801, the plantation had grown in size to more than 5,000 acres. George Elliot, founder of the American family, was educated at University of Edinburgh and immigrated from Scotland to settle on the Lower Little River in the Upper Cape Fear Valley. He represented Cumberland County at the Hillsboro Convention in 1788. His son Alexander represented Cumberland County in the North Carolina Legislature in 1826. The home highlights eighteenth century domestic architecture of the area. The original appearance of the home was altered with a Greek Revival addition in the 1850s. Private home.