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Posted: August 23, 2017

After Virginia, Georgia has the most Confederate symbols in the country

A pro-Confederate rally at Stone Mountain. (John Amis FILE PHOTO 2015)
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A pro-Confederate rally at Stone Mountain. (John Amis FILE PHOTO 2015)

By Saurabh Datar

Ever since the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., calls for removing Confederate memorials in Georgia have grown louder. If someone were to take up that task, they would have their work cut out for them. Georgia has the most Confederate symbols of any state after Virginia. 

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit advocacy group, compiled a list of Confederate symbols — statues, schools, counties, parks, courthouses and more — in the U.S. in a report titled “Whose Heritage?”. While the analysis found Georgia had 173 symbols, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution found the report had missed some names. We added them to the list, which puts the number of Confederate symbols in Georgia at 194 — the second-highest in the country.

Want to know more about these monuments? Read the full story on myajc.com.

Top 10 states with Confederate symbols

Virginia

223

194

Georgia

178

Texas

140

N. Carolina

131

Mississippi

112

S. Carolina

107

Alabama

91

Louisiana

80

Tennessee

61

Florida

Top 10 states with Confederate symbols

223

Virginia

194

Georgia

178

Texas

140

N. Carolina

131

Mississippi

112

S. Carolina

107

Alabama

91

Louisiana

80

Tennessee

61

Florida

Top 10 states with Confederate symbols

223

Virginia

194

Georgia

178

Texas

140

N. Carolina

131

Mississippi

112

S. Carolina

107

Alabama

91

Louisiana

80

Tennessee

61

Florida


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