It’s no secret West Virginia’s statehood is rooted in the Civil War.
These days that can lead to controversy.
Not surprisingly most of the things on this list are named after Civil War Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, who was born in Clarksburg in 1824.
He was also a slave owner, and that hasn’t been forgotten.
1. Harrison County Courthouse statue
After recent and ongoing controversies, some are calling for some of these things to be renamed.
2. State Capitol statue
A movement is now underway to have a statue of him removed from the state Capitol in Charleston.
3. Stonewall Jackson Lake
4. Jackson’s Mill Center For Lifelong Learning
5. Jenkins Hall at Marshall University
Marshall says the building was named after “distinguished Confederate calvary officer, General Albert Gallatin Jenkins, who was a native of Cabell County.”
6. Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston
7. Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Charleston
8. Lee Tree in Fayette County, where Lee first saw his horse Traveller