Confederate monument back on display in Franklin

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FRANKLIN, Ohio (WDTN) — A Confederate monument is back on display in Warren County.

The new location for the monument for Confederate general Robert E. Lee is on N. Dixie Highway on property owned by the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

City officials say the Daughters of the Confederacy, who own the monument, came to an agreement with the organization to display the monument.

The monument, built in 1927, was taken down from its original location on S. Dixie Highway in August, 2017 when city officials said it was a traffic hazard in the right of way.

The removal sparked outrage, and even protests, from people in the community. Several people demanded the monument be replaced for public viewing while others welcomed the removal of the monument.

City officials held several meetings, receiving public input, before agreeing to display the monument again. The new location of the monument had not been previously announced.

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