Traveling east on 68/80 you will be welcomed to Todd County by an Historical State Park which is home to the birthplace and monument of Jefferson Davis.
There is a beautiful nursery in front of the monument that has almost any variety of plant you could ask for. The country-side from Fairview to Elkton is dotted by farmland, much of which is owned and worked by some of our Amish and Mennonite Community. You will be able to visit many of their businesses along Highway 68/80.
Elkton, the county seat of Todd County, is a very historic small town. Near the town square is the Community House, a mansion which was built for the sole purpose of Community use. “America’s Community House” is the only such building in the U. S. as far as anyone can find. In the center of town is Public Square, which has nearly 20 on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Old Courthouse, which is one of the oldest in the state, sits in the center of the Square and features round brick columns and curved brick walls inside, that should be seen to believe. A welcome center is located in the Old Courthouse and has a variety of local and State information available to the public.
While visiting our community, you may wish to wander deeper into Mennonite country and take a short drive South to sample the many bakeries, a General Store and a Tack Shop on your way to see the Robert Penn Warren house in Guthrie.
The Trail of Tears also wanders just outside of town. Or if you prefer the outdoor life you can go north to the Clifty Cliffs and Pilot Rock.Lake Malone State Park is very near and a restful night at the Shady Cliff Inn.
On your way back to 68/80 enjoy the drive and view some very old homes that line 68/80. Continuing on from the Elkton square, you can stop for antiques at Kathy’s.
If you have any energy left by the time you leave, there will yet another Nursery in Daysville as you leave Todd County.