Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, Fairview

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  • Was taking a leisurely drive through Kentucky and noticed a tall obelisk that caught my eye. Got off the main road and ended up at the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site. It’s no wonder I noticed it…...  more »
  • The Jefferson Davis State Historic Site is located in Fairview, KY, a remote and off the beaten path tiny town in SW Kentucky best accessed by US Highway 68. The two main components of the Historic Si...  more »
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  • Ranger Dave is awesome! Nice little museum. Super cool monument. Been there once by myself and two other times with friends. Still haven't times it right to go up the elevator in the monument.
  • Was taking a leisurely drive through Kentucky and noticed a tall obelisk that caught my eye. Got off the main road and ended up at the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site. It’s no wonder I noticed it…it’s 351’ tall…LOL This is a 351-foot concrete obelisk commemorating the birthplace of Jefferson Davis who was the president of the Confederate States of America. Was an impressive sight and there is an elevator you could ride, but it is out of order until next year. It was a bit hot outside so I headed into the visitor center and looked around. Some interesting history here about Jefferson Davis and The Civil War. The BEST part of the visit…spending time talking to the Park Manager David Smith who is a wealth of knowledge and just a pleasure to talk with. In his office are some interesting photographs and relics from The Civil War, and he took time out from the “fun” of paying invoices to talk with myself and other visitors. This spot may be off the beaten path but it is well worth the visit.

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