Alabama State Route 56

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State Route 56 marker

State Route 56
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 27.696 mi[1] (44.572 km)
Existed: 1940 – present
Major junctions
West end: MS 42 at Mississippi state line
  SR 17 at Chatom
East end: US 43 at Wagarville
Location
Counties: Washington
Highway system
SR 55 SR 57

State Route 56 (SR 56) is a 27.696-mile-long (44.572 km) state highway completely within Washington County in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Alabama. The western terminus of the highway is at the Mississippi state line at an intersection with U.S. Route 45 (US 45) and Mississippi Highway 42. The eastern terminus of the highway is at Wagerville, where it intersects US 43.

SR 56 was part of US 84 until 1958, when the Coffeeville Bridge opened over the Tombigbee River.[citation needed]

Route description[edit]

SR 56 enters Alabama at the Mississippi state line where Mississippi Highway 42 intersects US 45. The highway heads eastward as it approached Chatom, the county seat of Washington County. East of Chatom, the highway travels through rural areas until it reaches its eastern terminus at Wagarville. The highway is aligned along a two-lane road for its entirety.

History[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Washington County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 MS 42 west – State Line Mississippi state line
Chatom 13.369 21.515 SR 17 north – Butler West end of SR 17 concurrency
13.418 21.594 SR 17 south – Mobile East end of SR 17 concurrency
Wagarville 27.696 44.572 US 43 (SR 13) – Jackson, Mobile Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Alabama Department of Transportation. "Milepost Maps". Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved June 25, 2011.