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Fairview in Todd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jefferson Davis Birthplace

 
 
Jefferson Davis Birthplace - Looking West. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, October 17, 2007
1. Jefferson Davis Birthplace - Looking West.
Inscription.  Here the only President of the Confederate States of America was born June 3, 1808, the son of Samuel and Jane Cook Davis. The family moved to Mississippi during his infancy.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 57.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1862.
 
Location. 36° 50.6′ N, 87° 18.017′ W. Marker is in Fairview, Kentucky, in Todd County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway near Pembroke-Fairview Road (Kentucky Route 115), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairview KY 42221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zero Milestone Jefferson Davis Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Davis' Salute to Kentucky (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); House of the Loving Heart (approx. 8.3 miles away); Home of U.S. Jurist (approx.
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8.4 miles away); County Named, 1819 (approx. 8.4 miles away); Bristow, The Soldier Birthplace/Bristow, The Lawyer (approx. 8˝ miles away); Green River Academy (approx. 8˝ miles away); The Trenton School (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairview.
 
Jefferson Davis Birthplace - Looking East. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, October 17, 2007
2. Jefferson Davis Birthplace - Looking East.
Sign at the entrance to the Jefferson Davis Historic Site. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, October 17, 2007
3. Sign at the entrance to the Jefferson Davis Historic Site.
Jefferson Davis image. Click for full size.
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4. Jefferson Davis
from The Biographical Dictionary of America, 1906 by Rossiter Johnson.
Birthplace of Jefferson Davis image. Click for full size.
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5. Birthplace of Jefferson Davis
from The Biographical Dictionary of America, 1906 by Rossiter Johnson.
Jefferson Davis Birthplace Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 13, 2019
6. Jefferson Davis Birthplace Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 3,800 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   4, 5. submitted on June 9, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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