Dunn monument hearing put off at lawyers’ request

By David Knopf/Richmond News

A scheduled court hearing to discuss the fate of the Judge G.W. Dunn monument was called off at the last moment.

The hearing has been postponed to Feb. 1, Associate Circuit Judge James Thompson said, with the consent of both attorneys. Thompson said the two sides requested additional time to study the results of an underground radar analysis performed at the site of the monument’s original location.

In late 2010, the monument was moved from the center of a homeowner’s backyard on Dunn’s Lane in north Richmond to a fence line 12 yards away. The action was approved in court, but has since raised the objections of a descendant and local history buffs who contend the famous 19th century judge and his family are buried beneath the monument’s first location.

The radar analysis was done with permission of the court and the homeowners, who say they moved the monument to create more usable space in their yard.



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