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The Fairfax City Council voted Tuesday to change 14 street names that have ties to slavery and the Confederacy.

The vote comes after last month’s emotional public debate.

The streets the council voted to rename are the following:

  • Confederate Lane
  • Lee Highway
  • Lee Street
  • Mosby Road
  • Mosby Woods Drive
  • Old Lee Highway
  • Plantation Parkway
  • Raider Road
  • Ranger Road
  • Reb Street
  • Scarlet Circle
  • Singleton Circle
  • Traveler Street
  • Stonewall Avenue

The new names for those streets aren’t known yet, but the council directed staff to begin the public engagement and selection process for any streets that have been approved for renaming.

Residents can leave comments online.

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(21) comments

Harry Morant

Raider and Ranger Roads included? Why, for Pete’s sake? These people are some of the biggest MORONS on the planet. They are at HOA level with their pettiness. But that big fat Chin-lee check in your bank account must be nice! Right Comrades?

Duke Nukem

Confederate Lane needs to be renamed Democrat Lane. We already live on the intersection of Democrat Plantation in Joe Biden's America.

Casey Avatar

Please remember how county representatives decided how to spend you're how earned tax money this November at your polling place!

ROBERT ARRINGTON

so sad more money spent for nothing

Casey Avatar

Could not agree more.

Robert Dale

Sic Semper Tyrannis. The Union won the War. History shall reflect this. Forget not why the Confederacy lost. Such as to tyrants. Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God, so says the reverse of the Seal of Virginia.

Casey Avatar

We'll just write it out of history, just like Tiananmen Square...

George Lawton

These people are such losers. Soon we’ll have a society where everyone hates one another, speaks all different languages and has nothing in common. It’s called multiculturalism, hell on earth.

Larry Lyons

You mean like in Canada George, where multiculturalism has been the rule for at least 40 years? Funny that there are so many examples that contract that reich wing ideological fantasy.

Sacagawea Lax

It's PhD. Larry in the house! Everyone give this man a big round of applause for his contributions to society!

[tongue]

Duke Nukem

I get the feeling Dr. Larry is one of those not a doctor, doctors. He seems like the kind of doctor who would be more concerned if their "special" research is funded by some agency or donor than if a patient gets better.

Duke Nukem

You are talking about the Canada with Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau? The ruler who said he admires China because “their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime.”? Do you also envy Jinping?

Harry Morant

Right, and look how the benevolent Socialist Canadian Government slaps their citizens around like an abusive spouse at every turn. You might enjoy that from your "betters', the rest of us DON'T!

Tom Manson

This has been a long time coming.

Sacagawea Lax

[ohmy]

Duke Nukem

Is Manassas next on the chopping block? Imagine being named after someone who devoted their life to witchcraft and was a murderous wicked King. “Manasseh also shed so much innocent blood that he filled Jerusalem from end to end” (2 Kings 21:16). Perhaps he didn't participate in slavery, so all good then?

Margaret Giza

https://www.hmdb.org/PhotoFullSize.asp?PhotoID=528791

Duke Nukem

That's nice. The sign isn't even that explicit about the name. Obviously the city wouldn't want the truth out there.

Ron Hilton

Great idea, can't wait to see the results of this bold initiative...

Popular Misconception

BREAKING: County named after slave holding British Loyalist renames streets named for confederates.

Sacagawea Lax

[lol]

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