Botetourt County Confederate monument likely to move within court square

Move following months of discussion and research into possible options

BOTETOURT COUNTY, VA. – After months of discussion on where the Botetourt County Confederate Monument should go, a decision is growing near.

The monument currently sits in front of the courthouse in Fincastle and it likely won’t be going far, although its new home will not be in front of the courthouse entrance.

The committee asked the architects that are renovating courthouse square to find it a new home. They considered moving it near US 220, but due to cost and other logistics, they said keeping it close makes the most sense.

“The long and short of that is it will be located not too far from where it has been but the actual location will depend on the reconfiguration of courthouse square itself,” Botetourt County Board of Supervisors member Steve Clinton said.

The committee will formally present its research and recommendation to the board in January.

After that, it will be in the board’s hands to move forward.

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