Sulligent in Lamar County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
John Hollis Bankhead
— 1842 — 1920 —
Member U.S. House and Senate
Thirty Three Years
Father of Federal Aid to Good Roads
Author making Warrior
longest canalized river in the world
development of Muscle Shoals and other
waterways throughout the nation
Bankhead Highway from Washington D.C.
to California named for him
Erected by Alabama Department of Conservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Government & Politics • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 33° 54.319′ N, 88° 7.395′ W. Marker is in Sulligent, Alabama, in Lamar County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 278) and Bankhead Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: East Main Street, Sulligent AL 35586, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ogden House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Birth of Sulligent (approx. 0.7 Center Point Church (approx. 7.4 miles away in Mississippi); Splunge Free Will Baptist Church (approx. 9˝ miles away in Mississippi); Lamar County Korea & Vietnam Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away); Lamar County Confederate Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away); Lamar County WWI & WWII Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away); Historical Pikeville (approx. 13˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sulligent.
Regarding John Hollis Bankhead. House is located southeast of marker at one end of Bankhead Street. (Coordinates: 33.904656 N, -88.121626 W)
Also see . . .
1. Encyclopedia of Alabama article on John Hollis Bankhead. (Submitted on August 4, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Bankhead house. (Submitted on August 4, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 4, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.