Road Renamed Per Leesburg Woman's Request
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to rename Bears School Road to Carters School Road during their meeting on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to rename Bears School Road, near the Dulles Airport, to Carters School Road at the request of Leesburg resident Christena Rose Martyn Fulcher.
According to a press release sent on Wednesday by Leesburg District Supervisor Ken Reid, Fulcher and her daughter, Carolyn Lineberry, have been advocating renaming the road for 20 years.
Fulcher attended the one‐room Carter’s School from 1930 until 1937 and was determined to see the road receive its historically correct name. While there was a Bear’s School, it was relocated several miles north.
“I am glad to be able to play a part in bringing closure to this issue for one of Loudoun’s eldest residents," Reid said. He jointly sponsored the item with Dulles District Supervisor Matt Letourneau. "Renaming a road is a small thing, but it is very important to her. I am pleased that our Board stepped up to the plate to rename the road after this historic school."
Lineberry told Leesburg Patch that both her and her mother have worked "so hard" on getting the road name changed.
"I was so thankful that I could go before the board and do all of that and it's just really neat to know that it will be done," Lineberry said.
As of publication time, there is no set date for when the road sign will be replaced. Lineberry said she hopes to be contacted when a date has been determined and would like to have a small ceremony when the change takes place.