Fairview, Kentucky: Jefferson Davis Monument
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site
- Jefferson Davis Rd, Fairview, KY
- Jefferson Davis State Historic Site. About eight miles east of Hopkinsville, where Hwy 115 intersects US Hwy 68/Hwy 80 (Jefferson Davis Hwy).
- May-Nov. 9-5. Obelisk tour by elevator every half hour. (Call to verify)
- Adults $4.00
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
A surprising 351-foot-tall obelisk (fifth tallest cast-concrete monument in America) honoring the first President of the Confederate States of America. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Jefferson Davis Monument
A large obelisk marks the birthplace of the first and only president of the Confederate States of America. It takes a while to find it off of the interstate, but you'll see the tall obelisk way before you get to the park. There is an elevator to ride to the top.[Tammy, 10/13/2013]
Really huge in middle of nowhere. Museum and gift shop now open only on Friday, Sat and Sun. No bathrooms when center closed.[Heather, 07/20/2013]
After a 3+ million dollar renovation of the 351-foot tall monument, the park is open to all visitors. In the renovation the elevator was repaired and is now handicap accessible. Also a beautiful visitor center and museum was added to walk you through the life of the only President the Confederate States ever knew.[Kahle Morris Jr, 01/03/2009]
Officially, Davis was born in Todd County. I should know -- my high school was almost named for him for that reason! It used to have an elevator, but has been under restoration, so don't know for sure.
Location: US Highway 68, Fairview Kentucky, between Elkton and Hopkinsville.[MCGWood, 08/22/1998]