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Madison Co. Confederate monument may be moved soon, according to a commissioner

The monument in front of the courthouse may be moved soon.

Posted: Oct 19, 2020 8:50 AM
Updated: Oct 19, 2020 7:50 PM

On Monday, WAAY31 learned the Confederate monument in front of the Madison County courthouse may be moved soon. 

That is according to Commissioner Roger Jones. He told WAAY31 he believes it will be relocated to Maple Hill Cemetery. The cemetery is managed by the city and where the monument currently sits is county property.

Jones said it could be sometime in the next couple days, but he did not give an official timeline.

The Madison County Commission did send a waiver request to the State Historical Monument Committee. However, the committee denied their request for a waiver because they do not have jurisdiction for monuments in place for more than 40 years.

WAAY31 reached out to multiple Huntsville City Council members on Monday to ask about the move and they said they are unaware of any plans to move the monument this week.

We are working to learn more about if and when it will be moved.

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