Riveredge Park’s Name Will Not Change

riveredge parkThe Amherst County Board of Supervisors will not be changing the name of the Riveredge Park in Madison Heights. The name change to include the name Rucker was requested to honor brothers Anthony and Benjamin, for their invention of the flat-bottomed batteau boats in the late 18th century. The Virginia Canals and Navigation Society petitioned; and participants of the Batteau Festival appealed to the board last week. The board ultimately denied the request to change the name, but are open to placing historic signs at the park along the James River.

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