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Virginia county votes to remove Lee, Jackson highway names

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Fairfax County Board of Supervisors votes to change two major highways. Lee Highway in the county would be changed to Route 29 and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway to Route 50. The Lee and Jackson names recognize Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The county estimates the cost of the name change at $2.9 million.
Published 5 months ago · Fairfax County, United States

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Virginia county votes to remove Lee, Jackson highway names

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Fairfax County's Board of Supervisors has voted to change the name of two major highways recognizing Confederate generals. The 9-1 vote Tuesday would change the name of Lee Highway in the county to Route 29 and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway to Route 50.

5 months ago·United States
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Virginia county votes to remove Lee, Jackson highway names

Fairfax County's Board of Supervisors has voted to change the name of two major highways recognizing Confederate generals.

5 months ago·Richmond, United States
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Virginia County Renames Highways Named for Confederate Generals

Fairfax County, Virginia is a stone’s throw from Washington, DC. The county is home to over 25,000 federal government employees and the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency. One hundred sixty years ago, the county was an important battlefield in a war where secessionist traitors fought the federal…Read more...

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Virginia county votes to remove Lee, Jackson highway names

FAIRFAX (AP) Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors has voted to change the name of two major highways recognizing Confederate generals. The 9-1 vote Sept. 13 would change the name of Lee Highway in the county to Route 29 and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway to Route 50. The route numbers have already been linked to the highways ...

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