JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY NAME CHANGE Bremante Bryant | April 26, 2019 at 6:20 pm in In The News - Afternoon Headlines Tweet A well traveled stretch of road in Arlington County may soon have a new name, one that is not tied to the leader of the Confederacy. Thursday night the Arlington County Board voted to change the name of Jefferson Davis Highway to either Richmond Highway or Richmond Boulevard. Nearly 100 years ago Virginia’s General Assembly named the section of Route 1 in honor of the president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis. Final approval to remove Davis’ name must now come from the Virginia’s Transportation Board. Tags: Board votes to remove name of Jefferson Davis, Jefferson Davis Highway to go?