60.2 F
Thursday, May 26, 2022
FairfaxHearing set on exorcising Confederate general's name in Vienna

Hearing set on exorcising Confederate general’s name in Vienna

Must Read

Wade Hampton Drive, S.W., has been named after a controversial Civil War general since the early 1960s, but it likely will not have that moniker much longer.

The Vienna Town Council on Jan. 24 agreed to hold a public hearing Feb. 7 to discuss renaming the street, which is located near the place where Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton III came into Vienna in December 1862 with his cavalry unit.

Hampton was one of the wealthiest men in South Carolina before the war and owned one of that state’s largest plantations. He came from a family of warriors, with his grandfather serving in the Revolutionary War and his father in the War of 1812, town officials said.

Hampton served as South Carolina’s governor after the war and later two terms in the U.S. Senate. His post-war activities included violence and voter suppression, according to Historic Vienna Inc.

- Advertisement -

Join Our Newsletter

Latest News

Addiction-recovery organization marks 60 years of service

Arlington-based National Capital Treatment & Recovery (formerly Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic) recently marked 60 years of service providing substance-use-disorder treatment...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

Get our email updates



Find out what’s going down around town

with our FREE newsletter from the Sun Gazette!