Pitt County Confederate monument could be moved to Davidson County

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Pitt County commissioners could decide Monday night whether to move a controversial monument that once stood in front of the county courthouse.

The Confederate monument was removed on June 22, 2020, in the middle of the night. It has sat in storage since then as the county grappled with what to do with it.

Commissioners could vote at their meeting next week to donate the monument to a nonprofit organization. Commemorating Honor, Inc. would display the monument at Valor Memorial Park in Davidson County, or on land leased at Lee Jackson Memorial Park in Fairfield, Virginia.

Several years ago, a plan to donate the monument and relocate it to private property on Highway 43 in Chicod never materialized.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy funded and donated the monument. It was dedicated in 1914.

The commissioners’ meeting is at 6:00 p.m.