Lexington’s Stonewall Jackson Cemetery officially renamed ‘Oak Grove Cemetery’
LEXINGTON, Va. – After weeks of conversation, the Lexington City Council voted Thursday night to change the name of a cemetery named after a Confederate general. Effective immediately, Stonewall Jackson Cemetery has been renamed Oak Grove Cemetery. “That area of Lexington probably in the 1700s was a grove of Oak Grove,” said Mayor Frank Friedman. Signage and other materials will soon change on the property. Mayor Friedman said city staff will begin that work immediately.