Posted on June 25, 2018

Alexandria Renames Highway That Honored Jefferson Davis

Morgan Gstalter, The Hill, June 23, 2018

The Alexandria City Council unanimously voted this week to rename Jefferson Davis Highway, the latest move in a nationwide push to discontinue recognizing Confederate leaders.

The road will be named Richmond Highway beginning on Jan. 1, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

A section of the road that splits into Patrick and Henry streets will not be renamed.

Arlington County cannot legally name the portion of the road outside of city limits without the General Assembly’s approval.