John Rankin Lock
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John Rankin Lock
Aerial view of John Rankin Lock and Dam on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. View is upriver to the north.

The John Rankin Lock (formerly named Lock D) is part of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (popularly known as the Tenn-Tom). It is located in Itawamba County, Mississippi, approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Fulton.

The lock is part of a series of five locks within a stretch of the Tenn-Tom known as the "Chain of Lakes" or "Canal" section. The lock has a lift of 30 feet.

Formerly known simply as Lock D, the lock was later renamed for John E. Rankin, a former Mississippi First District Representative in the United States House of Representatives and an early champion of the Tenn-Tom.

Coordinates: 34°21?47.1?N 88°24?28.23?W / 34.363083°N 88.4078417°W / 34.363083; -88.4078417



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