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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.
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 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); Home of U.S. Jurist (approx. 8.4 miles away); Trail of Tears Indian Camping Grounds (approx. 9.7 miles away); The Trail of Tears (approx. 9.7 miles away); Peace Park
Jefferson Davis Birthplace - Looking East. image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, October 17, 2007
2. Jefferson Davis Birthplace - Looking East.
(approx. 10.3 miles away); Union General's Grave (approx. 10.4 miles away); Famous Prophet (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairview.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Sign at the entrance to the Jefferson Davis Historic Site. image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, October 17, 2007
3. Sign at the entrance to the Jefferson Davis Historic Site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 3,357 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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