Online Map Established to Crowdsource Loudoun’s Confederate, Segregationist Sites, Names, Symbols

The public can now help Loudoun County’s effort to inventory roads, buildings, signs and other public infrastructure that memorialize Confederate and segregationist figures or history by adding them on an online map.

The Board of Supervisors launched the review, with a report expect in June. People who know about items potentially named after or memorializing Confederate or segregationist figures, symbols and slogans, such as buildings, battlefields, public roads, logos, monuments, and signs, may add them to the list until April 30.

The form is atgeohub-loudoungis.opendata.arcgis.com. Scroll down to find the link to “Confederate and Segregationist Symbols.” The tool lets submitters include a description of the features, pertinent historical information and map locations, and photos.

Schools and school mascots will not be included, since Loudoun County Public Schools is conducting a separate review.

The inventory will also be limited to public items that memorialize a Confederate leader, the Confederate cause, or individuals or movements that promoted and implemented racial segregation laws in Virginia during the eras of Jim Crow (1896-1965) and Massive Resistance to desegregation (1954-1959).

7 thoughts on “Online Map Established to Crowdsource Loudoun’s Confederate, Segregationist Sites, Names, Symbols

  • 2021-04-06 at 4:32 pm
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    The names Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, and Leesburg are all associated with slave owners. If a school or road name or mascot name has to be changed because of such associations then you are going to have to change all the county names too. We can’t have such offensive history offending everyone.

    Once this starts, there is no end.

  • 2021-04-06 at 4:56 pm
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    A crowdsourcing database which appeals only to SJWs.

    Hilarity is sure to ensue.

  • 2021-04-07 at 4:31 am
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    Is this so we know where to go and honor states rights defenders from the Civil War or is this more of the cancer culture led by Phyliss Randall?

  • 2021-04-07 at 8:59 am
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    So you want an inventory, so that you can destroy more of our history, or try to change it by renaming it. Seems like there would be a lot more important cost effective ways to spend taxpayer money.

    Just Sayin

  • 2021-04-07 at 9:29 am
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    People or movements that pushed Jim Crow and the Massive Resistance eras only? Easy, That would be Loudoun Democrats — 100%.

  • 2021-04-07 at 11:45 am
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    How about we start with the current POTUS?

    You know, the Senator who fought against school integration.
    Idolized some of the most infamous racists on Capital Hill.
    Wrote crime legislation that ensured the mass incarceration of minorities.

    Yeah, that guy. The one with a career-long history of racism.

  • 2021-04-08 at 12:40 pm
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    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. ” George Orwell, 1984

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