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
Counties: Washington
Highway system
  • Alabama State Routes
SR 55 SR 57

State Route 56 (SR-56) is a 28-mile-long (45 km) route in Washington County in the southwestern part of the state. The route's western origin is at the Mississippi state line at a junction with U.S. Highway 45 and Mississippi Highway 42. The eastern terminus of the route is at Wagerville, where it junctions U.S. Highway 43.

SR-56 was part of US-84 until 1958, when the Coffeeville Bridge opened over the Tombigbee River.

Route description[edit]

State Route 56 enters Alabama at a junction at the Mississippi state line where Mississippi Highway 42 junctions U.S. Highway 45. The route heads eastward as it approached Chatom, the county seat of Washington County. East of Chatom, the route passes through rural areas until it reaches its eastern terminus at Wagarville. The route is aligned along a two-lane road for its entirety.

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 overlap
13.418 21.594 SR 17 south – Mobile East end of SR-17 overlap
Wagarville 27.696 44.572 US 43 (SR-13) – Jackson, Mobile
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Route map: Bing / Google

  1. ^ a b Alabama Department of Transportation. "Milepost Maps". Retrieved June 25, 2011.