Historic Markers Across Tennessee

U.S. Senator Albert Gore, Sr. Tennessee

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Location: In the rest area on I-40 just west of the Caney Fork River, Lancaster, TN
County: Smith
Coordinates: N 36° 08.401    W 085° 48.366
  36.14001666    -85.8061
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1788


In 1956 Senator Albert Gore, Sr. authored legislation to create the largest public works project ever undertaken in the United States, the Interstate Highway System. The legislation was signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 29, 1956. All interstate leading into Tennessee are marked as "Albert Gore, Sr. Memorial Highway". Senator Gore's hometown, Carthage, is located 10 miles from here.