Update: County Council Proposes New Locations for the Confederate Soldier Statue

The Confederate Statue in its current location. (Photo Courtesy of Katherine M. Rogers)

The Confederate Statue in its current location. (Photo Courtesy of Katherine M. Rogers)

The Montgomery County Council has released a list of five proposed sites under consideration as a new location for the Confederate Statue currently in Courthouse Square Historic District in Rockville.

Click here to read the list of proposed locations. Please note that this does not include the option of interpreting the statue in its current location, which Peerless Rockville advocated at the stakeholders meeting with County Council staff.

Click here to read the Montgomery County County Press Release (Select the month as August, the date of the document in August 27).

The County Council will be taking feedback on this issue until September 9th. If you have an opinion on the removal and potential relocation of the statue, including the view that it should be preserved and interpreted at its present location, now is the time to have your voice heard.

Contact:
Council President
Montgomery County Council
Re: Confederate Statue
100 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850

E-mail county.council@montgomerycountymd.gov

The City of Rockville Historic District Commission will hear Montgomery County Executive Leggett’s request for a Certificate of Approval to remove the Confederate Soldier Statue on September 17th at 7:30pm. The meeting is open to the public and the HDC can be contacted regarding the statue’s removal:

Historic District Commission
c/o CPDS
111 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-314-8200
E-Mail: HistoricDistrict@rockvillemd.gov

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