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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.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
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.
 
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); Oakland Normal Institute (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Cedars (approx. 8.8 miles away); Aeolian Grove (approx. 8.8 miles away); Early Church Site (approx. 8.9 miles away); Fulton Grammar School
Bankhead Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, September 14, 2018
2. Bankhead Highway Marker
(approx. 8.9 miles away); Jimmie Lunceford (approx. 8.9 miles away); Fulton (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tremont.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2018, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. 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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