Controversial statue finds new home


Downtown Rockville’s controversial confederate soldier monument will soon be taken to it’s new home on Whites Ferry Road in Dickerson.

The statue has stood next to the Rockville courthouse since it was donated by the United Daughters Of The Confederacy in 1913.

The county has officially put out solicitations for bids to companies to come and transport the 16 foot tall, 25 thousand pound statue to the new location.

The controversy over the statue spiked last year after it was vandalized by a Black Lives Matter activist and has since continued to split opinion around the area.

“My objective was to move it off of county property but keep it within the county because I respect the history of all of our residents and ancestors and people who continue to live in Montgomery County and appreciate the challenges and difficulties we went through with the Civil War,” said Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett.

The county hopes to have the statue moved out by the end of spring or early summer at the latest.

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