Old Slave Road
“If you begin to now remove name places, events, et cetera, you begin to lose some of the important aspects of history”
A petition to change the name was first reviewed late last year, at first to “Spiceberry Court,” then to “Elijah Madison Lane.”
Some have said the Old Slave Road name honors the area’s history and the black families who lived there. Others find it offensive.
Rosalie Madison-Bowman, told the commission that she approves of changing the name to honor her relative, Elijah Madison.
Developers named the road in 1979. It runs near a burial site for slaves.