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Sulligent in Lamar County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Hollis Bankhead

Ancestral Home

 

1842 — 1920

 
John Hollis Bankhead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 4, 2016
1. John Hollis Bankhead Marker
Inscription.
Farmer Confederate Soldier Legislator
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
Active in
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 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 miles away); Lamar County Korea & Vietnam Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away); Lamar County Confederate Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away); Lamar County WWI & WWII Memorial
James Greer Bankhead House image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, ALA,38-SUL,1-1, March 4, 1936
2. James Greer Bankhead House
House of John Hollis Bankhead's father. John was born here.
(approx. 10.3 miles away); Historical Pikeville (approx. 13.5 miles away); General Jackson's Military Road (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
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.)
 
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John Hollis Bankhead ancestral home. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 4, 2016
3. John Hollis Bankhead ancestral home.
Area near home is private and "Keep out" signs are posted.
View from marker looking west on U.S. Highway 278 (East Main Street) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 4, 2016
4. View from marker looking west on U.S. Highway 278 (East Main Street)
John Hollis Bankhead image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain - LOC Prints and Photographs division., December 31, 1909
5. John Hollis Bankhead
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 4, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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