Franklin officials plan to reinstall Confederate monument

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Officials in an Ohio township say a marker honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee will be returned during a re-dedication ceremony.

Franklin Township Trustee Brian Morris said at a meeting Wednesday that it hasn’t been decided where the small stone marker would be placed along the Dixie Highway.

Some residents became angry when they learned the 90-year-old marker had been removed in August after deadly violence during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over a statue honoring Lee.

The marker was removed by a city crew in neighboring Franklin, which controlled the location. Franklin subsequently returned the marker to Franklin Township.

The city of Franklin paid $2,000 to repair the marker’s plaque after it was damaged during removal. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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