History Commission

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:



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The City of Fairfax Regional Library
10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030

Anne Stuntz,
Chairman

History Commission Confederate Names Committee

On June 23, 2020, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, requested the History Commission prepare a report listing a full inventory of Confederate street names, monuments and public places in Fairfax County and on Fairfax County-owned property. In an effort to prepare the report, the History Commission has formed the History Commission Confederate Names Committee which will meet regularly until the report is finalized.  The inventory is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

The Board of Supervisors requested the report to include the following:

  • A comprehensive list and history of places in Fairfax County named after individuals who held military or governmental responsibilities under the authority of the Confederate States of America between 1861-1865;
  • Identification of the party responsible for renaming the street, monument and/or place;
  • Implications (including legal, cost, and other) of removing Confederate names of public places in Fairfax County;
  • Recommended guidelines with the input of other relevant County Boards and Commissions such as the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Architectural Review Board for the renaming/replacement process of Confederate:
    • Monuments
    • Street Names
    • Rec Centers & Parks
    • Additional Public Places
  • Input from the County Attorney’s office and other relevant county agencies on the renaming process of Confederate names of public places in the county.
    • This should include coordination with other local governments for any existing removals or replacements, to include the Marr monument located on Fairfax County grounds.

For more details on the Board of Supervisors’ request, please see page 58 of the Board Package.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

Confederate Names Committee
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:00 p.m.
Virtual WebEx Meeting
Event number: 173 760 0052
Event password: TSdCP2mpb38
Call-In Number: +1-408-418-9388 

Meeting Agenda

Draft Meeting Minutes 9-30-2020

Draft Confederate Names Report

Report Outline

The Lost Cause Ideology

Marker Totals by Category

Previous Committee Meetings

Confederate Names Committee
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:00 p.m.
Virtual WebEx Meeting

Meeting Agenda
Draft Meeting Minutes 9-9-2020
Confederate Names Inventory Report Timeframes (rev 9-25-2020)
History Commission Recommendations
History Commission Recommendation 2
History Commission Next Steps


Confederate Names Committee
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Virtual WebEx Meeting

Meeting Video Recording
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
8-19-2020 Draft Meeting Minutes
Interpreting Civil War History as it Happened in Fairfax County
The Civil War in Fairfax County
County Historical Family Names in the Civil War Years


Confederate Names Executive Committee
Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Virtual WebEx Meeting


Confederate Names Committee
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Virtual WebEx Meeting

Meeting Video Recording
Meeting Agenda
List of Confederate Terms and Names
Confederate Names Project Instructions - DRAFT
2013 Civil War Brochure


Confederate Names Committee
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Virtual - WebEx Meeting

Meeting Video Recording
Meeting Minutes
Meeting Agenda
Fairfax County Resources Template
Cooper Road Example
Lee District RECenter Example
Confederate Names Inventory List


Confederate Names Committee
Friday, July 10, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Virtual - WebEx Meeting

Meeting Video Recording
Meeting Minutes
Meeting Agenda
Q&A with Supervisors on 7/7/2020
NTHP Statement on Confederate Monuments

Fairfax Virtual Assistant