Alabama State Route 56

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State Route 56

AL 56 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length27.696 mi[1] (44.572 km)
Major junctions
West end MS 42 at Mississippi state line
Major intersections SR 17 at Chatom
East end US 43 at Wagarville
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Alabama State 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 (MS 42). The eastern terminus of the highway is at Wagarville, where it intersects US 43.

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

Route description

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 US 43 in Wagarville. The highway is aligned along a two-lane road for its entirety.


Major intersections

The entire route is in Washington County.

MS 42 west – State Line
Mississippi state line
SR 17 north – Butler
West end of SR 17 concurrency
SR 17 south – Mobile
East end of SR 17 concurrency
Wagarville27.69644.572 US 43 (SR 13) – Jackson, MobileEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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