Posted on August 27, 2021

After More Than a Century, Northampton County’s Confederate Monument Removed

Rose Velazquez, Salisbury Daily Times, August 26, 2021

Northampton County’s Confederate statue has come down.

County supervisors voted 3-1 in January in favor of removing the structure, which sat on Eastville’s Historic Court Green for more than a century.

Crews began working Wednesday to dismantle the monument, and by Thursday morning, the statue was loaded onto a truck and headed for storage.

The structure was one of two Confederate monuments on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The other still stands at the corner of Mary Street and Cassatt Avenue in Parksley.

The Northampton County statue was unveiled in October 1914 at the Harmonson-West Camp Confederate veterans’ annual reunion {snip}


Supervisor John Coker, who made the motion on Jan. 12 to remove the statue, said the structure had become a reminder for him of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building that had happened roughly a week before the vote.

“I don’t think it has a place anymore,” Coker said of the monument during the meeting.