A.P. Hill statue removal starts Monday

Published: Dec. 9, 2022 at 11:02 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 12, 2022 at 8:36 AM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Removal of the A.P. Hill statue in the city’s north side begins on Monday, sources confirmed.

The statue at the intersection of Laburnum Avenue and Hermitage Road is the last Confederate statue owned by the city that is still standing.

Back in October, a Richmond Circuit Court judge ruled in the city’s favor to move forward with the removal.

A recent appeal calls into question who gets to remove Hill.

The general, killed in the Civil War, is buried under the statue.

Hill’s remains will head to a Culpeper cemetery. After the statue and 45 granite blocks are removed, plans call for the area to be paved so drivers don’t have to navigate the cumbersome circle at the intersection.

Starting at 9 a.m. Monday morning, the intersections at Laburnum Avenue and Hermitage Road will be closed in all directions, as the statue’s removal gets underway.

The city says Brook Road and Chamberlayne Avenue will be used as a detour to help alleviate major traffic delays.