Farm to Market Road 1459

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Farm to Market Road 1459 marker

Farm to Market Road 1459
Route information
Length11.240 mi[1] (18.089 km)
Existed1949[1]–present
Major junctions
South end FM 524 in Sweeny
  FM 522 northeast of Sweeny
SH 35 southwest of West Columbia
North end FM 1301 southeast of Danciger
Location
CountiesBrazoria
Highway system
FM 1458FM 1460

Farm to Market Road 1459 (FM 1459) is a farm to market road in Brazoria County, Texas.[1]

Route description[edit]

FM 1459 begins at a blinking light, at the intersection of FM 524 in the heart of Sweeny.[2] Traveling along Second Street, the highway makes two 90 degree curves: one to the northwest, passing Sweeny Community Hospital, then to the northeast, leaving town in a northerly direction. It crosses FM 522 and then SH 35 to the southwest of West Columbia.[3] FM 1459 turns to the northwest, passing small communities such as Camp Karankawa alongside the San Bernard River, to its northern end at FM 1301 near Danciger.[1][4]

History[edit]

FM 1459 was designated on July 22, 1949, from SH 35 to FM 524 in Sweeny. The northern extension from SH 35 to FM 1301 occurred on June 1, 1965.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Brazoria County.

Locationmi[5]kmDestinationsNotes
Sweeny0.00.0 FM 524Southern terminus
3.25.1 FM 522
4.67.4 SH 35 – Bay City, West Columbia
11.318.2 FM 1301Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 1459". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-01-06.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 565. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-01-06.[dead link]
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 564. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-01-06.[dead link]
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 543. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-01-06.[dead link]
  5. ^ Google (2011-01-06). "Overview map of Farm to Market Road 1459 Distances Between Interchanges" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-01-06.