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Tremont in Itawamba County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bankhead Highway

 
 
Bankhead Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, September 14, 2018
1. Bankhead Highway Marker
Inscription.  The Bankhead Highway, established in 1916, was the first all-weather, transcontinental highway in the United States. It spanned some 3,600 miles. In Mississippi, the northern route roughly follows Highway 178 and the southern route, US Highway 278. Only sections of the original road are accessible today.
 
Erected 2017 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 34° 14.095′ N, 88° 15.537′ W. Marker is in Tremont, Mississippi, in Itawamba County. Marker is on 178 (State Highway Highwa) near Bankhead Road Notheast, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tremont MS 38876, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tammy Wynette (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Chickasaw Nation (approx. 1.7 miles away); Oakland Normal Institute (approx. 3.8 miles away); Historical African~American Cemetery
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(approx. 8˝ miles away); Fulton Cemetery (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Cedars (approx. 8.8 miles away); Aeolian Grove (approx. 8.8 miles away); Early Church Site (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tremont.
 
Bankhead Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, September 14, 2018
2. Bankhead Highway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2018, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2018, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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