The stretch of Hwy. 98 from Ila to Danielsville is now officially the “Louie Clark Highway.”
A crowd of 200 honored the former state legislator May 20 for his service to Madison County with a sign unveiled in his honor on Hwy. 98 in front of the library.
City of Danielsville attorney Dale Perry praised Clark, saying he did a lot to secure funds for the Madison County Library, for the county’s schools and its roads. He said there are numerous bridges and overpasses named after people. Perry said he was going down the highway one day and thought that something should be named for Clark.
“He brought a lot of money into this district and into this county,” said Perry.
State representatives Tom McCall (R) and Alan Powell (R) and state senator Frank Ginn (R) all spoke in Clark’s honor.
Ginn said Clark is a “great American.”
“There’s nothing finer than the serve he gave in the military in a little conflict we call World War II,” said Ginn. “…There’s nobody who brought more to Madison County and worked harder for the citizens of Madison County than Louie Clark.”