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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Citizen Survey on Renaming of Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1)

The Caroline County Board of Supervisors is seeking input from Caroline County County citizens regarding the renaming of U.S. Route 1. Following a special session of the Virginia General Assembly, Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation renaming Route 1 from Jefferson Davis Highway to Emancipation Highway. Localities have until January 1, 2022 to adopt a different name within their jurisdiction if they so choose. The Board asks that citizens choose one of the options listed below or write in their own suggestion.

Emancipation Highway 

Washington Highway

Historic U.S. Route 1 

U.S. Route 1 

Other: (write in suggestion) 

The survey is available online at                           

The Board of Supervisors will make the final decision on the name change after taking input from Caroline County residents into consideration.

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