Virginia county votes to rename highways named after Confederate leaders
The board of supervisors in Virginia’s Fairfax County has voted to rename two highways named after Confederate leaders. The county board voted 9-1 on Tuesday to recommend calling Lee Highway and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway in the Washington, D.C., suburbs by their federal highway numbers — Route 29 and Route 50, respectively. Supervisor Pat Herrity, the group’s…
Virginia county supervisors vote to change names of highways named after Confederate generals
Supervisors in Fairfax County voted to change the name of two highways named after Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The board's lone Republican was the sole vote against the change.