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A section of Route 1 in Dinwiddie County.

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What to Call the Corridor: Is it Route 1 or Richmond Highway?

Politics of language reveals deep divisions about a shady past and an uncertain future.

William Shakespeare’s Juliet once famously asked, “What’s in a name?” Her question was based on a feud between warring families. But here in Mount Vernon, two warring factions are divided about a different name — the major highway that runs from the Beltway to the Occoquan River.

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