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 1-Oct 31 9 am - 5 pm. Obelisk tour by elevator every half hour. (Call to verify)
- Adults $4, 12 and under $2.50
- 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
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]
The Jefferson Davis monument in Fairview, KY! It's the world's fourth largest obelisk. No elevator.[Josh Lucas, 04/30/1997]
It's 351 feet tall! Amusing "South Will Rise Again"-type items in the gift shop.