Jefferson Davis Monument Historic Site

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A while back me and the hubby took a day trip and just drove one direction. We used to wake up, pick a direction and just go. To see what we could discover. So this particular day, we came upon the Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic site. I’ve lived in Kentucky all my life and never knew this was close by.It’s not much to visit, but still a neat little pit stop if you are close to Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky.

Jefferson Davis Monument

The monument is a 351 tall obelisk that stand right in the middle of what seemed to be an Amish community. There is an elevator that will take you to the top so you can see the amazing view. The land all around is completely flat, so you could see for miles and miles. It was beautiful. There is a lot of grass area, picnic tables and playground. Which makes this a wonderful place to stop and have lunch.

Jefferson Davis was the president of the confederate army for 4 years. Even if the civil war isn’t your thing, it’s still a part of history and can be a very educational trip. The monument itself is so interesting. According to what I remember from the tour (and also Wikipedia), the monument is the tallest unreinforced concrete structure in the world. Which means it’s pure concrete, except the pyramid top. “It is also the tallest concrete obelisk in the world. It is the second tallest obelisk in the world after the Washington Monument.”

That’s pretty cool, right?

Anyways it definitely worth a drive a little out of your way if you are close by to visit this piece of history and see the beautiful countryside surrounding it.


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June 18, 2017
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