Christian County, KY

Affectionately known as “Hoptown”, Hopkinsville teetered between the Union and the Confederate troops during the Civil War. It was the site of the 1904 Tobacco War and along the route of the Cherokee Trail of Tears. Learn more about our past and our future.

  • The Trail of Tears Commemorative Park tells the story of the Cherokee Indians who used a portion of this campground on the infamous Trail of Tears. See the gravesites of Chiefs White Path and Fly Smith where the annual Intertribal Pow Wow is held the weekend following Labor Day.
  • The Jefferson Davis Monument is a 351-foot concrete obelisk rising above the farmlands of western Kentucky that was constructed in the early 1900’s to honor Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
  • The Pennyroyal Area Museum depicts the colorful and fascinating history of southwestern Kentucky.

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