At 351 feet tall, the Jefferson Davis Monument in Fairview, marking the birthplace of the only president of the Confederate States of America, is the largest unreinforced concrete obelisk in the world, and the fifth tallest monument in the United States.
Todd County is one of only a few of Kentucky’s 120 counties and one of only a few places in the world that produces three varieties of tobacco: burley tobacco, dark air-cured tobacco and dark fired tobacco.
Acclaimed author and poet Robert Penn Warren, the nation’s first Poet Laureate, won the first of three Pulitzer Prizes in 1947 for All the King’s Men, and is the only person in history to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry. He was born in Guthrie in 1905.
While not a “fun” fact, it is factual none-the-less: The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail enters Kentucky at Guthrie and passes through Trenton on its way to Hopkinsville and beyond. During the 1838-39 Trail of Tears migration, Cherokee Indians camped on the grounds at Gray’s Inn (Stage Coach Inn) in Guthrie, which is a
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Todd County is the 5th top agricultural producing county in the Commonwealth, with farm cash receipts estimated at $147,750,000 in 2010.
Pilot Rock in northern highlands of Todd County is an almost perpendicular bluff 200 feet high. The unusual looking knob on an escarpment is the highest point in both Christian and Todd counties with an elevation of 966 feet. Three-quarters of the rock sits in Todd County and one quarter rests in Christian County.