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:
- 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.