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

Jefferson Davis’ Salute to Kentucky

 
 
Jefferson Davis' Salute to Kentucky - Looking East. image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, October 17, 2007
1. Jefferson Davis' Salute to Kentucky - Looking East.
Inscription.
"Kentucky, my own, my native land. God grant that peace and plenty may ever run throughout your borders. God grant that your sons and daughters may ever rise to illustrate the fame of their dead fathers and that wherever the name of Kentucky is mentioned, every hand shall be lifted and every head bowed for all that is grand, all that is glorious, all that is virtuous, all that is honorable and manly."

From address made here on his last visit to his birthplace in November 1886. At that time he presented the site of the cabin in which he was born to the Bethel Baptist Church. He also presented a communion service, which is still kept in church. Marker erected in the 175th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1073.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 50.517′ N, 87° 18.017′ W. Marker is in Fairview, Kentucky, in Todd County. 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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jefferson Davis Birthplace (about 500
Jefferson Davis' Salute to Kentucky - Looking West. image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, October 17, 2007
2. Jefferson Davis' Salute to Kentucky - Looking West.
feet away, measured in a direct line); Zero Milestone Jefferson Davis Highway (about 500 feet away); Home of U.S. Jurist (approx. 8.4 miles away); Cherokee "Trail of Tears" (approx. 9.4 miles away); Whitepath and Fly Smith (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Cherokee A Civilized People (approx. 9.4 miles away); Trail of Tears Indian Camping Grounds (approx. 9.7 miles away); The Trail of Tears (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairview.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Jefferson Davis Monument image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith
3. Jefferson Davis Monument
This Marker is above the doors at the entrance to the Jefferson Davis Monument.
S. F. Crecelius, Engineer
G. R. Gregg, Contractor 1917-24
Elevator Installation By
American Elevator & Machine Co.
Louisville, Kentucky
Jefferson Davis Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2013
4. Jefferson Davis Monument
Marker near entrance to Jefferson Davis Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2013
5. Marker near entrance to Jefferson Davis Monument
 
 
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 1,612 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   4, 5. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of Bethel Baptist Church. Photo of communion service mentioned on the marker. • Can you help?
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