Fairview, Kentucky: Jefferson Davis Monument

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Jefferson Davis State Historic Site

Address:
258 Pembroke-Fairview Rd, Fairview, KY
Directions:
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site. About eight miles east of Hopkinsville, where Hwy 115 intersects US Hwy 68/Hwy 80 (Jefferson Davis Hwy).
Hours:
April - mid-Nov. Museum M-Sa 9-5. Monument F-Su 9-5. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
270-889-6100
Admission:
Adults $8.
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Jefferson Davis Monument.

Jefferson Davis Monument

A surprising 351-foot-tall obelisk, the tallest unreinforced concrete structure in the world, honors the only President of the Confederate States of America.

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Jeff Davis Monument.

Jefferson Davis Memorial

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]

Jeff Davis Monument.

Jefferson Davis Monument

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]
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site

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]
World's Fourth Largest Obelisk

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]
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