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Virginia county votes to rename highways named after Confederate leaders

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Fairfax County board voted 9-1 on Tuesday to recommend calling Lee Highway and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway by their federal highway numbers. The decision now awaits final approval by the state transportation board. The move comes as a congressionally-appointed naming commission makes recommendations to scrub the names of Confederate figures from the nation's military bases, schools and other Department of Defense assets.
Published 5 months ago · Fairfax County, United States

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Fairfax board renames highways named for Confederate leaders

After a 9-1 vote by the county board, Lee Highway will be called by its federal highway number: Route 29. Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway will become Route 50.

5 months ago·Washington, United States
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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…

5 months ago·Washington, United States
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Fairfax Co. Board of Supervisors votes to drop Confederate general names from Va. highways

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted 9-1 Tuesday to call the two highways named after Confederate Generals.

5 months ago·Washington, United States
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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.

5 months ago·New York, United States
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