State Route 56

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The lone east-west state route in Washington County, Alabama 56 begins near State Line, Mississippi as it extends from Mississippi 42. The two lane highway travels to the county seat of Chatom, where it meets Alabama 17. East from there, Alabama 56 concludes at U.S. 43 in Wagarville.

Alabama 56 was the original route ofr U.S. 84 between Chatom and U.S. 43 until in the 1950s.

Alabama 56 west
An end Alabama 56 shield stands along westbound at the Mississippi state line. Continuing west, the road leads to U.S. 45 and Mississippi 42 in State Line. Photo taken 02/10/02.
Alabama 56 east
Leading away from State Line, Mississppi, Alabama 56 winds through pine forest by just a handful of houses to Chatom. Photo taken 02/10/02.
Eastbound approaching Alabama 17 in the Washington County seat of Chatom. The two routes overlap for one block, before Alabama 56 resumes its eastward trajectory en route to Wagarville. Photo taken 02/10/02.
SR 56 east reaches U.S. 43 and the community of Wagarville. U.S. 43 travels through eastern Washington County as a four lane divided highway, connecting industrial plants along the Tombigbee River with Grove Hill to the north and the Mobile area to the south. Photo taken 02/10/02.
Irregular shields for U.S. 43 posted at the eastern terminus of SR 56 in Wagarville. Photo taken 02/10/02.

Photo Credits:

02/10/02 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 43
State Route 17

Page Updated 11-21-2003.