Jefferson Davis’ memory is still cherished at the First White House in Montgomery, where the Confederacy was born, at the Second White House in Richmond, and at Beauvoir, his last home on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
In Montgomery we have a “Jeff Davis” Street, although the First White House stands at the corner of Washington Avenue and (gasp) Union Street. Beauvoir stands on “Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway” (U.S. 90).
He died at the Payne-Fenner House, in the Garden District of New Orleans, and he is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond. There is an obelisk marking his birthplace at Fairview, Kentucky. One can also visit his boyhood home at Rosemont Plantation, in Woodville, Miss. Unfortunately his home at Brierfield Plantation, at Davis Bend, south of Vicksburg, where he spent his most productive years, burned to the ground in 1931.
As long as men and women cherish their individual freedom, revere the Constitution, and are willing to fight for their convictions, Jefferson Davis will be remembered and his memory cherished.