Historic Markers Across Alabama



John Hollis Bankhead Ancestral Home



Marker ID:  
Location: intersection of East Main St (U.S. 278) and Bankhead St, Sulligent, AL
County: Lamar
Coordinates: N 33° 54.319    W 088° 7.395
  33.90531666    -88.12325
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

John Hollis Bankhead
Ancestral Home

—1842 — 1920 —

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


Alabama Department of Conservation.







End of John Hollis Bankhead Ancestral Home