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County Commissioner - Precinct 4

Posted on: January 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Bankhead Historical Route

Bankhead Memorial Route sign

County Judge, Mark Riley watches as Jimmy Klein proudly shakes Commissioner Steve Dugan's hand, for the installation of an Historical Route marker in front of Mr. Klein's home. East Bankhead Highway in Precinct #4 runs from the City of Weatherford to the city of Aledo is a highly traveled road, used daily by residents of Parker County.
The Bankhead Highway was one of the nation's earliest transcontinental highways. Its beginnings can be traced back to 1916 when the Bankhead Highway Association was organized to promote the highway's development. The roadway extended from Washington, DC to San Diego, California, by way of Alabama, home of US Senator John H. Bankhead and a major supporter of the highway. Its path crossed approximately 850 miles of Texas, passing through Texarkana, Mt. Vernon, Dallas, Fort Worth, Abilene, Midland, Van Horn, and El Paso, among other communities, and roughly followed US 67 and US 80. - See more at: http://www.thc.state.tx.us/preserve/projects-and-programs/historic-texas-highways/bankhead-highway/bankhead-highway-history#sthash.NAOGADP7.dpuf

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