An organizational meeting was held earlier this week for a “Friends of the Jefferson Davis Historic Site” group, which will look to support the park in several ways.
Most importantly, the state park in Fairview has continued to see an increase in visitors under the leadership of Park Director Ron Sydnor.
Sydnor says last year was a good year for attendance and this year is shaping up to maybe be better.
There are likely several different factors for the increased interest, most notably the economy, according to Sydnor.
Sydnor says the annual Jefferson Davis birthday commemoration featured less park visitors, but also brought in more revenue this year.