The History Commission prepared this report in response to a June 23, 2020 directive from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. They asked that the report include an inventory of Confederate street names, monuments and public places in Fairfax County, the legal and financial implications of name changes, and input from other County entities. The inventory report was presented to the BOS on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
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 formed the History Commission Confederate Names Committee which met regularly until the report was completed in December 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:
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.