Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, Fairview

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Monument · Historic Site
The Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site is a Kentucky state park commemorating the birthplace of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America, in Fairview, Kentucky. The site's focal point is a 351-foot (107.0 m) concrete obelisk. In 1973, it was believed to be the fourth-tallest monument in the United States and the tallest concrete-cast one.
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  • Beautiful drive thru the country and all of a sudden a huge monument. Great little park and visitors center. Visit it while you still can.  more »
  • This is a great little hidden gem of the Kentucky State Parks system. Jefferson Davis is an obviously controversial, but import part of the history of the Bluegrass State, and this park preserves...  more »
  • 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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