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Loudoun County sheds Confederate ties: Grants offered to businesses on renamed streets
(Fox 5 DC) – About a dozen streets and two major highways are getting new names in Loudon County. And while not everyone is happy about the change, county leaders are hoping to offset some of that pain. FOX 5’s Homa Bash reports near Route 7 a.k.a. Harry Byrd Highway – which will soon be called Leesburg Pike. (Leesburg??? Probably not for long – DD)
A dozen streets and two major highways are getting new names in Loudon County soon, following similar moves in cities across Northern Virginia to shed ties to the Confederacy.
Josh Jenkins has only lived on Jackson Avenue in Round Hill for about a year.
And in a few weeks, he will have to change his address all over again.
Welcome to Honeybee Avenue.
“It’s kind of pointless. You move in and you gotta change everything all over again,” Jenkins said. “Your driver’s license, your registrations, all your mailing addresses for different credit cards, everything – any subscription, all our licensing as far as businesses. So it all changes.”
The changes stem from the names being linked to Confederates or a…