Fairview is a small unincorporated community on the boundary between Christian and Todd counties in the western part of the U.S. state of Kentucky. It is about halfway between the cities of Hopkinsville and Elkton. It was founded about 1793 by Samuel Davis, who opened a post office in 1802 and called it Davistown; it was also known as Georgetown for tavern keeper George Nichols. The settlement was renamed in 1846 when the Fairview United States Post Office opened.
Samuel's son was Jefferson Davis, who became president of the Confederate States of America. He was born here in 1808, which is commemorated by the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site in Fairview.
The community is part of the Clarksville, TN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.
- ^ "Fairview". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-07-17.
- ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). "Kentucky Place Names". University Press of Kentucky. p. 97. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
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