A Confederate memorial located outside a courthouse in Maryland was removed Monday night, as officials in the state move to take down Confederate-era statues in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman posted photos to his Facebook page showing crews removing the memorial, located outside the Circuit Courthouse in Ellicott City, and placing it on a truck.

"The more appropriate place for the memorial is in a museum, along with other artifacts and information on the Civil War," Kittleman said.

The future of Confederate monuments was thrust into the spotlight last week after white nationalist groups clashed with counter-protesters in Charlottesville.

White nationalist groups gathered there to protest the removal of a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Elsewhere in Maryland, crews removed Confederate statues in the dead of night last week.

Baltimore officials quietly took down the city's Confederate monuments last week, and a statue of Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House in Annapolis on early Friday morning.