List of Farm to Market Roads in Texas (400–499)

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Loops:Loop X
Spurs:Spur X
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Farm or Ranch
to Market Roads:
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Farm to Market Roads in Texas are owned and maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

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FM 400[edit]

Farm to Market Road 400
LocationLynn, Lubbock, Hale, Swisher counties
Length85.417 mi[1] (137.465 km)
ExistedJune 25, 1945[1]–present

FM 400 is an 85-mile-long (137 km) farm to market road in northern Texas running from an interchange with US 87 near Tahoka to FM 145 near Kress. The highway runs around the east side of Lubbock.

FM 401[edit]

Farm to Market Road 401
LocationChildress
Length1.159 mi[2] (1.865 km)
ExistedNovember 26, 1969[2]–present

FM 401 is a farm to market road in and around Childress. It runs 1.2 miles (1.9 km) and is located entirely in Childress County. It begins at an intersection with US 287 (Avenue F) and 7th Street in downtown Childress, heads north along 7th Street to a T-intersection with FM 3181 north of the city.[3] The highway was designated on November 26, 1969.[2]

FM 401 (1945–1964)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 401
LocationLubbock and Hale counties
ExistedJune 25, 1945–August 20, 1964[2]

The first incarnation of FM 401 existed in Lubbock and Hale counties. When it was created on June 25, 1945, it ran only in Lubbock County from US 84 two miles (3.2 km) northwest of Shallowater to the Hale County line. On July 9, it was extended north into Hale County to FM 54. It followed this routing until August 20, 1964 when the entire road was transferred to FM 179.[2]

FM 402[edit]

Farm to Market Road 402
LocationTerry County
Length16.265 mi[4] (26.176 km)
ExistedJune 25, 1945[4]–present

FM 402 is a 16.3-mile-long (26.2 km) farm to market road in rural Terry County in western Texas. The highway begins at an intersection with FM 213 and County Road 856 about one and a half miles (2.4 km) west of the city of Wellman. FM 402 heads north with two slight S curves to the west before intersecting US 82/US 380 ten miles (16 km) west of Brownfield. The highway reaches the settlement of Johnson before curving to the east at FM 3262 and then curving back to the north to reach its terminus at FM 303.[5]

The highway was created on June 25, 1945 running from what was then US 62 and US 380 to the community of Johnson for a length of three miles (4.8 km). On December 16, 1948, the road was extended south to a point west of Wellman which is now the road's current southern terminus. On December 17, 1952, the road was extended north past Johnson to a point along what was then FM 300 bringing the length of the road to 22.3 miles (35.9 km). However, in February 1953, FM 300 would take over the northernmost six miles (9.7 km) of FM 402 leading to the configuration that FM 402 follows today. This section of FM 300 was renumbered FM 303 on February 10, 1966.[4]

FM 403[edit]

Farm to Market Road 403
LocationGaines CountyBrownfield
Length17.136 mi[6] (27.578 km)
ExistedJune 25, 1945[6]–present

FM 403 is a farm to market road in Gaines and Terry counties in western Texas. The 17.2-mile (27.7 km) highway begins at an intersection with SH 83 and County Road 664 in northeastern Gaines County and travels north through the county for three miles (4.8 km) before making an S curve to the west where it enters Terry County. The highway makes another S curve to the west before intersecting FM 213 and passing through the community of Foster before ending on the city limit line of Brownfield at an intersection with US 62/US 385 and SH 137.[7]

On June 25, 1945, the highway was designated from its current northern terminus south to Foster for a length of seven miles (11 km). The road was extended south to the Gaines–Terry county line on July 20, 1948 and to its current southern terminus on June 21, 1951.[6]

FM 404[edit]

Farm to Market Road 404
LocationVictoria and Calhoun counties
ExistedJune 12, 1945–August 29, 1990[8]

FM 404 was a farm to market road that existed from 1945 to 1990 in southeastern Texas. The southern terminus of the road had always been in Green Lake at SH 35. From the time of its designation on June 12, 1945 until July 9 of the same year, its northern terminus was at the CalhounVictoria county line (with the road being entirely in Calhoun County). On July 9, the road was extended north through Bloomington and Pleasant Valley to the city of Victoria at US 87.[9] On October 16, 1951, FM 404 began being signed (but not designated) as an extension of SH 185.[10] On August 29, 1990 the entire route was officially designated as SH 185, and FM 404 was cancelled.[8]

FM 405[edit]

Farm to Market Road 405
LocationDodgeRiverside
Length8.507 mi[11] (13.691 km)
ExistedJune 11, 1945[11]–present

FM 405 is a 8.5-mile-long (13.7 km) farm to market road entirely in Walker County. The road's southern terminus is at US 190 near the community of Dodge and within the confines of the Sam Houston National Forest. The route heads north through unincorporated lands (mostly pine forests) before ending in the city of Riverside at SH 19.[12] It was created on June 11, 1945 and has not changed since its designation.[11]

FM 406[edit]

Farm to Market Road 406
LocationGrayson County
Length3.878 mi[13] (6.241 km)
ExistedOctober 26, 1983[13]–present

FM 406 is a 3.9-mile-long (6.3 km) farm to market road running from SH 289 in the community of Fink to FM 84 in northern Grayson County, just south of Lake Texoma and the Oklahoma state line.[14] The designation was assigned on October 26, 1983 between FM 120 in Fink to FM 84, similar to how it runs today (but at a total length of 4.0 miles (6.4 km)).[13]

FM 406 (1945–1962)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 406
LocationOrange County
ExistedJune 11, 1945–May 1, 1962[13]

The first FM 406 existed from 1945 until 1962. It was a north-south road located in Orange County west of Orange. At the time of its designation on June 11, 1945, it traveled from SH 87 to the community of Peveto. On October 29, 1953, the road was extended northeastward by 1.3 miles (2.1 km) bringing the total length of the highway to 7.5 miles (12.1 km). This extension was formerly FM 1137. On September 29, 1954, the road was extended northeast to FM 1130. On April 17, 1955, the highway from Peveto to FM 1130 was redesignated as FM 1078. The entire route was deleted on May 1, 1962 when it was replaced by SH 62.[13]

FM 407[edit]

Farm to Market Road 407
LocationWise and Denton counties
Length29.792 mi[15] (47.946 km)
ExistedMay 23, 1951[15]–present

FM 407 is located in Wise and Denton counties. It runs from US 81/US 287 in New Fairview to I-35E/US 77 in Lewisville. There is a brief concurrency with FM 156.

FM 407 (1945)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 407
LocationOrange County
ExistedJune 11, 1945–December 10, 1946[15]

The first FM 407 was designated on June 11, 1945 from Orange north 2.3 miles. FM 407 was cancelled on December 10, 1946, as it became part of rerouted SH 87. The old route of SH 87 became FM 1559 upon completion, but this was transferred to FM 1130 in 1950, and removed from the state highway system on June 27, 1962.

FM 408[edit]

Farm to Market Road 408
LocationBridge CityOrangefield
Length3.166 mi[16] (5.095 km)
ExistedJune 11, 1945[16]–present

FM 408 is a 3.2-mile-long (5.1 km) farm to market road connecting Bridge City at FM 1442 (Roundbunch Road) to Orangefield at FM 105 (Orangefield Road). The highway begins at its south end along Miller Drive and travels due north. After exiting the city limits, the road makes a reverse curve to the west and resumes traveling north. It travels through the center of Orangefield before it ends at FM 105 which is within the city limits of Orange.[17][18]

The highway has generally followed the same routing it had at the time of its creation in June 1945. At that time, it traveled from SH 87 (now SH 73, SH 87, and Texas Avenue) in Bridge City then west along Roundbunch Road before resuming its current routing to Orangefield, but ending at a location just slightly south of where it ends today. As a result of a slight relocation of FM 105 on January 12, 1966, FM 408 was extended north to its current northern terminus in 1966 and truncated to its current southern terminus on September 13, 1987 with FM 1442 replacing Roundbunch Road from SH 73/SH 87 to Miller Drive. In the 1940s, the road was proposed to be signed as a State Highway but was changed back to a FM Road; it is not known if the road was signed as a State Highway.[16]

FM 409[edit]

Farm to Market Road 409
LocationFannin County
Length7.785 mi[19] (12.529 km)
ExistedMarch 16, 1982[19]–present

FM 409 is a designation that has been used four times. The current use is in Fannin County, from FM 2029, one and a half miles (2.4 km) south of Telephone to FM 100.[20]

FM 409 (1945-1953)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 409
LocationOrange County
ExistedJune 11, 1945–January 29, 1953[19]

The first use of the FM 409 designation was in Orange County, from SH 87 west to FM 408 at Orangefield. FM 409 was cancelled on January 29, 1953 and transferred to FM 105. Note that FM 409 used Cormier Road east of FM 408, because the current route of FM 105 to the north was not built.

FM 409 (erroneous 1954 designation)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 409
LocationBriscoe County
ExistedOctober 26, 1954–November 1, 1954[19]

The second use of the FM 409 designation was in Briscoe County, from FM 598, 4.3 miles north of the Floyd County line, west to the Swisher County line. This designation was erroneous, as FM 145 extended eastward to the Swisher/Briscoe county line that same day, meaning this was supposed to part of FM 145. As a result, this FM 409 was corrected to become part of FM 145 six days later.[21]

FM 409 (1956-1977)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 409
LocationPotter and Randall counties
ExistedSeptember 21, 1956–September 29, 1977[19]

The third use of the FM 409 designation was in Potter and Randall counties, from the south city limit of Amarillo along Bell Street south to US 60/US 87. FM 409 was cancelled on September 29, 1977 and removed from the highway system.

FM 410[edit]

Farm to Market Road 410
LocationRed River County
Length52.951 mi[22] (85.216 km)
ExistedJune 22, 1945[22]–present

FM 410 is a 53-mile-long (85 km) farm to market road entirely in Red River County. The two-lane road mainly travels through rural, barren lands of northeastern Texas except where it passes through the city of Detroit. It begins in the southwestern corner of the county at FM 196. It travels north coming to a short 180-foot (55 m) concurrency with US 271 between Deport and Bogata. FM 410 continues north intersecting some local and other farm to market roads before it enters Detroit. Through this city, FM 410 carries the name 1st Street and also intersects US 82. Near the northern city limits, the road passes the Detroit High School. The road continues north forming a 380-foot (116 m) with FM 195 before FM 410 continues north towards the Red River. As it approaches the river and the Oklahoma border, FM 410 begins to curve to the east and later towards the southeast. The highway ends at FM 195 near the community of Blakeney.[23]

When the road was created on June 22, 1945, the road only traveled from US 82 in Detroit to Kanawha, north of Woodland. The road would be extended five miles (8.0 km) south from Detroit on May 23, 1951 before being extended north and south on December 18 of the same year. The road extended south 3.3 miles to FM 411 near Fulbright and north 7.4 miles to West Scrap (now known as Kiomatia). After taking over the north-south section of FM 411 from Fulbright to US 271 on January 16, 1953, the road was extended further south to Morris Chapel on October 26, 1954. On December 2, 1962 FM 410 extended from West Scrap to the easternmost intersection with FM 195, replacing FM 862 (3.1 miles) and adding 12 miles of new designation. The final extension occurred in September 1968 when its southern terminus was moved 4.4 miles (7.1 km) to the south and west to end at FM 196.[22]

Major junctions:
The entire route is in Red River County.

Locationmi[23]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0 FM 196 to SH 37 – Cunningham
Rugby7.211.6 US 271 east – BogataSouthern end of US 271 concurrency
7.211.6 US 271 west – DeportNorthern end of US 271 concurrency
8.714.0 FM 1149 west – DeportEastern terminus of FM 1149
10.817.4 FM 411 east – FulbrightWestern terminus of FM 411
17.127.5 FM 194 west – BlossomEastern terminus of FM 194
Detroit19.030.6 US 82 (Garner Drive) – Paris, Clarksville
19.631.5 FM 3281 east (North McAllister Street)Western terminus of FM 3281
Woodland29.848.0 FM 195 west – ParisSouthern end of FM 195 concurrency
29.848.0 FM 195 east – KanawhaNorthern end of FM 195 concurrency
52.985.1 FM 195
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 411[edit]

Farm to Market Road 411
LocationFulbright
Length4.533 mi[24] (7.295 km)
ExistedJune 22, 1945[24]–present

FM 411 is a 4 12-mile-long (7.2 km) east-west connector between FM 410 and SH 37 (at a point about four and a half miles (7.2 km) north of Bogata) entirely in Red River County. In addition, it provides access to the community of Fulbright. Except for the area around Fulbright at FM 411's intersection at County Road 1240, the road travels through sparse rural areas throughout its entire length.[25]

At the time of its first designation on June 22, 1945, FM 411 traveled a much longer distance than it does today. It traveled from US 271 east of Deport and headed north along what is now FM 410, then traveled east along its current routing, finally heading northeast towards Clarksville along what is now SH 37. At one point, this entire route was designated as a State Highway; it is unknown if the road was ever signed as such. On March 30, 1952, SH 37 was designated on its current alignment leaving FM 411 to only run from US 271 to SH 37. On January 16, 1953, FM 410 had taken over the north-south portion of the road leaving FM 411 along its current alignment.[24]

FM 412[edit]

Farm to Market Road 412
LocationBoxelderClarksville
Length15.878 mi[26] (25.553 km)
ExistedJune 22, 1945[26]–present

FM 412 is a 16-mile-long (26 km) farm to market road in Red River County. The backwards-L-shaped road in the southeast corner of the county travels from the community of Boxelder at FM 44 to the west and north to US 82 just east of Clarksville. The road travels through mostly ranch areas with some wooded areas near its southern end.[27] The designation was assigned on June 22, 1945 as a spur from US 82 to the ranch settlement of Petersburg. It was extended three times: southward 1.7 miles on July 22, 1949, south 2.5 miles on October 31, 1957, and east 5.5 miles on June 28, 1963 when it reached its current length.[26]

FM 413[edit]

Farm to Market Road 413
LocationRosebudKosse
Length28.954 mi[28] (46.597 km)
ExistedJune 30, 1945[28]–present

FM 413 is a farm to market road that runs from Rosebud, Falls County to Kosse, Limestone County by way of Reagan. The road runs about 29 miles (47 km) in a southwest to northeast orientation. The highway begins just outside the eastern Rosebud city limits at Loop 265 heading southeast briefly but soon curves to the northeast. In Wilderville, there is a brief 240-foot-long (73 m) concurrency with FM 2027. After crossing the Brazos River, there is an intersection with FM 1373 and it passes through the community of Highbank. In Highbank, there is a 14-mile-long (0.40 km) spur road of FM 413 following a former alignment of the main road. The road continues northeast to Reagan where there is an interchange with the southbound lanes of SH 6. Access to and from SH 6 northbound is provided through the original alignment of SH 6 in Reagan. After intersecting three more minor farm to market roads in Falls County, the highway enters Limestone County and ends at SH 14 in the city of Kosse.[29]

The highway was first designated on June 30, 1945 running from Highbank to Reagan. On November 23, 1948, it was extended northeast to Kosse. It would undergo two extensions in the 1950s: on June 23, 1953 to Wilderville and on August 1, 1956 to Rosebud. Minor realignments have occurred since then.[28]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
FallsRosebud0.0–
0.1
0.0–
0.16
Loop 265 – Pleasant Grove, Rosebud
Wilderville6.19.8 FM 2027 south – BaileyvilleSouthern end of FM 2027 concurrency
6.19.8 FM 2027 north – Cedar SpringsNorthern end of FM 2027 concurrency
10.5–
10.6
16.9–
17.1
FM 1373 – Bremond
Reagan17.728.5 SH 6 southInterchange; access to and from southbound SH 6 only
22.335.9 FM 1771 northSouthern terminus of FM 1771
24.739.8 FM 2413 southNorthern terminus of FM 2413
Alto Springs26.542.6 FM 2745 northSouthern terminus of FM 2745
LimestoneKosse29.046.7 SH 14 (Mignonette Street) / Filmore Street – Groesbeck, Bremond
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 414[edit]

Farm to Market Road 414
LocationShelby County
Length6.695 mi[30] (10.775 km)
ExistedJune 11, 1945[30]–present

FM 414 is a 6.7-mile-long (10.8 km) spur road of SH 87 in Shelby County. The heads east from its western terminus at SH 87 at a point between Center and Shelbyville to the community of Campi School just outside the Sabine National Forest border.[31] The road was designated on June 11, 1945 along all of its current route (though the western terminus's cross road was US 96 at the time).[30]

FM 415[edit]

Farm to Market Road 415
LocationStockmanTimpson
Length7.848 mi[32] (12.630 km)
ExistedJune 11, 1945[32]–present

FM 415 is a 7.8-mile-long (12.6 km) farm to market road connecting FM 138 in Stockman to SH 87 just south of Timpson. The entire road is in western Shelby County.[33] The road, numbered on June 11, 1945, has not changed since its designation.[32]

FM 416[edit]

Farm to Market Road 416
LocationFreestone and Navarro counties
Length15.535 mi[34] (25.001 km)
ExistedSeptember 10, 1968[34]–present

FM 416 is a 15 12-mile-long (24.9 km) farm to market road in Freestone and Navarro counties generally following the southern shoreline of the Richland-Chambers Reservoir. The road begins at the intersection of SH 75 and Runnells Street on the border of Streetman, Freestone County and heads north almost immediately entering Navarro County. The road soon curves to the east where it intersects numerous access roads to the reservoir. After passing through the community of Winkler, it heads back into Freestone County and passes through an unnamed settlement featuring numerous businesses, churches, and ranch homes. FM 416 ends at an intersection with FM 488 just south of the reservoir's dam.[35] The designation was applied on September 10, 1968 by replacing a portion of FM 246 and has not changed since then.[34]

FM 416 (1945–1966)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 416
LocationPaxton
Length3.4 mi[34] (5.5 km)
ExistedJune 11, 1945–August 31, 1966[34]

The first FM 416 existed in the area of Paxton, Shelby County from June 11, 1945 to August 31, 1966. The road ran a distance of 3.4 miles (5.5 km) from Paxton Center Road to US 84 in Paxton. The designation was deleted upon the overlay of FM 699 on August 31, 1966 when it was extended north from its former terminus.[34]

FM 417[edit]

Farm to Market Road 417
LocationChoiceHuxley
Length19.210 mi[36] (30.915 km)
ExistedJune 11, 1945[36]–present

FM 417 is a 19-mile-long (31 km) farm to market road in Shelby County running from US 96 near the community of Choice to FM 139 in the town of Huxley within the confines of the Sabine National Forest. The highway travels east from its western terminus for about one mile (1.6 km) before turning north at FM 2140. After heading through a reverse curve featuring a grade crossing with the Timber Rock Railroad, FM 417 heads north and northeast through a mix of forest and ranch lands. It intersects FM 2975 at its northern terminus before continuing to Shelbyville. In Shelbyville, there is a 700-foot (210 m) concurrency with SH 87. Continuing east from the end of the concurrency, FM 417 intersects FM 2694 at the latter's western terminus and enters Sabine National Forest upon crossing the Beauchamp Creek. Though within a national forest, most of the southern side of the road features small ranches. The road enters the town limits of Huxley, a town whose borders generally follow local roads, then ends at FM 139 less than a mile from Toledo Bend Reservoir.[37]

The highway was first designated on June 11, 1945 running 2.8 miles (4.5 km) southwest from Shelbyville. On July 14, 1949, the road was extended further west to what was then a proposed routing of US 96 (US 96 at the time ran along SH 87) bringing the total length to 7.1 miles (11.4 km). On April 28, 1950, FM 417 was shortened by 0.4 miles as it was rerouted toward Choice. On October 29, 1953, FM 417 was extended southwest to US 96. This configuration would last until August 13, 1968 when FM 417 took over all of FM 1820 northeast of Shelbyville. Since the extension east, the road has not undergone any major changes.[36]

FM 418[edit]

Farm to Market Road 418
LocationKountzeSilsbee
Length12.087 mi[38] (19.452 km)
ExistedJune 13, 1945[38]–present

FM 418 is a 12-mile-long (19 km) farm to market road entirely in Hardin County. The road begins at the intersection of 5th Street and U.S. Highways 69 and 287 in Kountze. After passing through a residential neighborhood of Kountze, the road heads east through more rural areas of the county crossing the Village Creek. Following the crossing of the creek, it enters the community of Reeves containing a mix of residences and ranches. It also intersects FM 1122 in the community. Now traveling in a southeasterly direction, FM 418 enters the city of Silsbee passing through its northern reaches. Northeast of the city center, the road intersects FM 92 at North 5th Street. The road heads through a wooded area still within the city limits as it curves to the south and ends at an intersection with US 96 Bus.[39]

The highway was designated on June 13, 1945 running from US 69 0.5 mile north of Kountze northeastward 3.5 miles, then southward 3.9 miles to US 69 south of Kountze, for a total distance of 7.4 miles (11.9 km). On August 1. 1947, the road was shortened to a length of 2.4 miles (3.9 km) traveling along its current route today starting at US 69/US 287. On March 21, 1950, the road was extended across Village Creek through Reeves to end at FM 92 in Silsbee, replacing FM 419. The last change to the road occurred on June 1, 1965 when FM 418 was extended from FM 92 to what is now its eastern terminus, the cross road then being US 96.[38]

FM 419[edit]

Farm to Market Road 419
LocationNolan and Fisher counties
Length27.801 mi[40] (44.741 km)
ExistedMay 23, 1951[40]–present

FM 419 is located in Nolan and Fisher counties. It runs on a zigzagging route from BL I-20 and Bus. SH 70 (formerly US 80) in Sweetwater to US 180 in Roby.[41]

FM 419 was designated on May 23, 1951 from US 180 at Roby southwest to a road intersection for a distance of 7.6 miles (12.2 km). The only change was on November 4, 1953 when the road was extended 21.1 miles (34.0 km) southwest and south to US 80 at Sweetwater, replacing FM 1572.[40]

FM 419 (1945)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 419
LocationHardin County
ExistedJune 13, 1945–March 21, 1950

The first FM 419 was designated on June 13, 1945 from Silsbee northwest to Reeves. FM 419 was cancelled on March 21, 1950 and combined with FM 418.

FM 420[edit]

Farm to Market Road 420
LocationMcKinney
Length3.858 mi[42] (6.209 km)
ExistedJune 13, 1945[42]–present

FM 420 is a 3.9-mile-long (6.3 km) spur road from U.S. Highways 69 and 287 east to the unincorporated community of McKinney in northern Hardin County. Starting at the pair of U.S. Highways between Kountze and Village Mills, the road heads east passing the visitors center for the Big Thicket National Preserve and a pair of RV parks. It winds its way east with the preserve being located on the north side of the road before it ends in a small clearing where some houses and a cemetery are located, the community of McKinney. State maintenance and the FM 420 designation ends at the intersection of McNeely Road and Jordan Road.[43] The highway has not changed since its designation on June 13, 1945.[42]

FM 421[edit]

Farm to Market Road 421
LocationSour LakeLumberton
Length13.117 mi[44] (21.110 km)
ExistedJune 13, 1945[44]–present

FM 421 is a 13.1-mile-long (21.1 km) farm to market road in Hardin County. The highway runs from SH 326 near Sour Lake through the communities of Pine Ridge and Ariola to Lumberton where it intersects US 69/US 287 and ends at U.S. Route 96.[45] The easternmost 0.9 miles (1.4 km) of the highway was designated Urban Road 421 from June 27, 1995 to November 15, 2018, when this portion was changed back to FM 421.[44][45][46]

FM 421 was designated on June 13, 1945 as a spur of US 69/US 287 with a length of 8.2 miles (13.2 km). On November 23, 1948, the highway was extended to SH 326 as it does today. ON July 15, 1949, the length was trimmed to its original 8.2 miles, but on November 20, 1951, the route was extended to a 10.1 miles (16.3 km), then to SH 326 again on December 17, 1952. The highway was extended a short distance to the east on July 11, 1968 when it was routed along Country Lane Drive to US 96.[44]

FM 422[edit]

Farm to Market Road 422
LocationSeymourArcher County
Length25.603 mi[47][48] (41.204 km)
ExistedJune 27, 1945[47]–present

FM 422 is a 25.6-mile-long (41.2 km) farm to market road in Baylor and Archer counties in Central Texas. Beginning in the city of Seymour at an intersection which includes U.S. Highway 82, U.S. Business Highways 183, 277, and 283 in addition to SH 114, FM 422 heads east along California Street before performing a reverse curve to the north where it transitions to Archer Road. Just outside the city limits, there is an interchange with the freeway-grade road carrying U.S. Highways 183, 277, and 283. East of the interchange, the road heads through the barren lands of this part of the state. Before passing through the settlement of England, FM 422 has a one-mile-long (1.6 km) concurrency with FM 1170. Beyond England, the land through which the road passes becomes more sparse with only a few oil fields and ranches dotting the roadway. After entering Archer County, FM 422 ends at an intersection with FM 210 about three miles (4.8 km) south of Lake Kickapoo and twelve miles (19 km) west of Archer City.[49]

The road was first designated on June 27, 1945 as a spur from Seymour to England, running approximately eight miles (13 km). On October 31, 1957, the road was extended east to its present eastern terminus at FM 210.[47] This configuration lasted until a road realignment was completed in Seymour on May 28, 2015. Before the realignment, FM 422 began at Main Street and traveled east along Nevada Street. The road then turned to the north at Stadium Drive in front of the Seymour Middle School and traveled four blocks before turning right onto Archer Road and continuing as it does today.[50] Upon the completion of the realignment which allows traffic to head directly to Main Street without passing through 90 degree bends, the former roads' jurisdiction was transferred to the city.[48]

FM 423[edit]

Farm to Market Road 423
LocationDenton County
Length10.811 mi[51] (17.399 km)
ExistedJuly 2, 1945[51]–present

FM 424[edit]

Farm to Market Road 424
LocationCross Roads
Length1.551 mi[52] (2.496 km)
ExistedJuly 2, 1945[52]–present

FM 424 is a farm to market road in Denton County.[52][53]

FM 424 serves as a short connector route that begins at US 380 in Cross Roads; the right-of-way also continues southward from this point as Naylor Road, which travels into Oak Point. The route runs northward for approximately one and a half miles (2.4 km) before ending at US 377 south of Krugerville.[53][54]

FM 424 was first designated on July 2, 1945, connecting Aubrey to the former community of New Hope at what was then SH 24 (now US 380).[52][55] The portion in Aubrey was removed on September 25, 1962, and a portion of it became the former SH 99 (now US 377).[52]

FM 425[edit]

Farm to Market Road 425
LocationKingsville
Length1.883 mi[56] (3.030 km)
ExistedSeptember 21, 1955[56]–present

FM 425 is located in Kleberg County. It runs from US 77 Bus. in Kingsville, past an interchange with US 77, to the access gate at Naval Air Station Kingsville.[57]

FM 425 was designated on September 21, 1955 on the current route.[56]

FM 425 (1945–1952)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 425
LocationDenton and Wise counties
ExistedJuly 2, 1945–June 25, 1952[56]

The first FM 425 was designated on July 2, 1945 from Sanger to Bolivar. On July 15, 1949 the road was extended west 3.9 miles (6.3 km). On May 23, 1951 the road was extended west five miles (8.0 km) to FM 1656. On July 5, 1951, the 2.7-mile FM 1656 became part of FM 425. On November 20, 1951 the road was extended east 3.6 miles (5.8 km) to a road intersection. FM 425 was cancelled on June 25, 1952 and transferred to FM 455.[56]

FM 426[edit]

Farm to Market Road 426
LocationDenton
ExistedJuly 2, 1945[58]–present

FM 426 is a farm to market in Denton County. It runs from Denton City Limits to the Lewisville Lake shoreline.

FM 426 was designated on July 2, 1945, from US 77 in Denton to a point near the Lewisville Lake shoreline. On June 27, 1995 when the entire route was renamed Urban Road 426, though it is signed as FM 426.[58][59][60] On June 30, 2016, the section of FM 426 in the city of Denton was cancelled.[61][62]On November 15, 2018, the entire route was changed back to FM 426.[63]

FM 427[edit]

Farm to Market Road 427
LocationWilson County
Length5.291 mi[64] (8.515 km)
ExistedSeptember 21, 1955[64]–present

FM 427 is located in Wilson County. It runs from US 181 in Poth to FM 537 northeast of the town.[65]

FM 427 was designated on September 21, 1955 from FM 541 1.7 miles (2.7 km) east of Poth northwest to FM 537.[66] On October 26, 1956 the route was changed to end at US 181 adding 0.7 miles (1.1 km) to its total length.[64]

FM 427 (1945)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 427
LocationCollin and Denton counties
ExistedJuly 2, 1945–January 29, 1953[64]

The first FM 427 was designated on July 2, 1945 from SH 10 in Pilot Point in Denton County to the Denton–Collin county line. On November 23, 1948 the road was extended to SH 289 in Celina. On July 14, 1949 the road was extended east to a road intersection 4.3 miles (6.9 km) east of Celina. On May 23, 1951 the road was extended east to FM 543 in Weston bringing the length of the highway to 21.6 miles (34.8 km). FM 427 was cancelled on January 29, 1953 and its mileage was transferred to FM 455.

FM 428[edit]

Farm to Market Road 428
LocationDentonCelina
Length24.685 mi[67] (39.727 km)
ExistedJuly 2, 1945[67]–present

FM 428 is a 25.8-mile-long (41.5 km) farm to market road in Denton and Collin counties (of which 24.7 miles (39.8 km) is on its own route[67]). It begins at US 77 in Denton and travels northeast towards Loop 288. Past Loop 288, the highway curves to the east as it exits the city limits of Denton. After crossing a spur of the Ray Roberts Lake State Park, it enters the town of Aubrey, crosses US 377, and passes through western reaches of Celina. FM 428 briefly follows the Denton-Collin county line before fully entering Collin County and ending at FM 455.[68]

The highway was first designated on July 2, 1945 running from Aubrey at SH 10 towards the east for 4.6 miles (7.4 km). On May 23, 1951, it was extended further east to FM 1385 bringing the length to 5.9 miles (9.5 km). Then on September 27, 1960, another eastward extension, this time to FM 455 in Celina, brought its length to 14.4 miles (23.2 km). The last major change to FM 428 occurred on September 25, 1962 when it took over a portion of SH 99 from Denton to Aubrey.[67] For the first 2.3 miles (3.7 km) through Denton, it wasdesignated by TxDOT as Urban Road 428 from June 27, 1995 until November 15, 2018, when it was changed back to FM 428, though signage on the road always showed it as a farm to market road.[69]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[68]kmDestinationsNotes
DentonDenton0.00.0 US 77 south (Elm Street) / Sherman DriveUS 77 on a one-way pair
0.10.16 US 77 north (Locust Street)US 77 on a one-way pair
2.3–
2.4
3.7–
3.9

Loop 288 / US 380 Truck
Interchange
6.710.8 FM 2153 west to FM 2164Eastern terminus of FM 2153
Aubrey11.117.9 FM 3524 north (Sherman Drive) / Main StreetSouthern terminus of FM 3524
11.819.0 US 377 – Pilot Point, Denton
14.523.3 FM 2931 to US 380
17.227.7 FM 1385 north – Pilot PointWestern end of FM 1385 concurrency
18.229.3 FM 1385 south to US 380Eastern end of FM 1385 concurrency
CollinCelina25.841.5 FM 455 (Walnut Street) – Pilot Point
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 429[edit]

Farm to Market Road 429
LocationKaufman CountyLake Tawakoni
Length29.626 mi[70] (47.678 km)
ExistedJune 28, 1945[70]–present

FM 429 is a 29.6-mile-long (47.6 km) connecting rural Kaufman County to Terrell then to the Lake Tawakoni area in Hunt County. The road begins at an intersection with SH 243 at a point between Kaufman and Canton. FM 429 heads north and northwest through a rural portion the northeast quadrant of the county mostly dotted with ranches. FM 2727 has its northern terminus at an intersection with FM 429 in this area. The road has an interchange with I-20's exit 506 southwest of Elmo; this interchange also has a road connecting FM 429 with FM 2728 which shares a one-half-mile-long (0.80 km) concurrency with FM 429. North of the concurrency, FM 429 continues northwest through rural lands before it reaches the city limits of Terrell at an intersection with US 80.[71]

US 80 and FM 429 together head west for one-half-mile-long (0.80 km) before FM 429 breaks off and heads northeast through a rural portion of Kaufman County northeast of Terrell. Some portions of the road are lined with single family houses but most of it is surrounded by ranches. The road heads off of its northeastern bearing to travel towards Ables Springs where it intersects FM 2728 at its northern terminus. FM 429 heads due east for about one and a half miles (2.4 km) before curving to the north and enters Hunt County. The road soon curves to the northeast as it parallels the Lake Tawakoni shoreline for about one mile (1.6 km) before ending at FM 721.[71]

The highway was first designated on June 28, 1945 running from SH 243 to 0.9 mile north of Black Jack, a community south of the FM 2727 intersection. On March 26, 1953, FM 429 was extended north 3.5 miles over previously-unnumbered roads and the entire length (4.9 miles) of the former FM 1837 to US 80 east of downtown Terrell. The road was then extended to 6.9 miles north of US 80 on October 28, 1953 of the same year bringing the road to a 21.7-mile (34.9 km) length. It has been extended twice more: by 4.5-mile (7.2 km) on November 21, 1956, and by 4.8-mile (7.7 km) one to its current length on September 20, 1961.[70]

FM 430[edit]

Farm to Market Road 430
LocationBrooks County
Length3.291 mi[72] (5.296 km)
ExistedJune 22, 1945[72]–present

FM 430 is a short 3.3-mile-long (5.3 km) spur road from FM 755 in rural Brooks County. It begins at a reconfigured intersection with FM 755 in the southern portion of the county, about seven miles (11 km) west of Rachal. The two-lane road heads north for two miles (3.2 km) through desolate lands populated by a few ranches. At the two-mile mark, the road curves to the west and continues for another 1.25 miles (2.01 km) before ending at the entrance to the Tacubaya Ranch. State maintenance ends at this point but the road continues as County Road 314.[73] When the road was designated on June 22, 1945, FM 430 included its current road and current FM 755 to Rachal at US 281. The road achieved its current routing on November 26, 1951 when FM 755 took over most of the road leaving FM 430 on a 3.3 miles (5.3 km) route.[72]

FM 431[edit]

Farm to Market Road 431
LocationWestphaliaCedar Springs
Length13.564 mi[74] (21.829 km)
ExistedJune 30, 1945[74]–present

FM 431 is a 13.6-mile-long (21.9 km) farm to market road entirely in southern Falls County. It begins at SH 320 in the community of Westphalia. It heads on a zig-zagging route generally heading east to Travis where it has a 0.1-mile-long (160 m) concurrency with US 77. East of there, the road travels on a much straighter path to the east-northeast path where it intersects FM 3145 and ends at FM 2027 in the community of Cedar Springs.[75]

The highway was designated on June 30, 1945 running from Travis to Cedar Springs. Around its current eastern end, the road traveled another 0.4 miles (0.64 km) southeast along modern FM 2027. This portion of the road was transferred to FM 2027 on October 14, 1960. Three more extensions to the west would occur in the 1960s: a three-mile (4.8 km) extension on August 28, 1963 from US 77, a further 1.3-mile (2.1 km) extension on May 6, 1964, and to its current western terminus on July 11, 1968.[74]

FM 432[edit]

Farm to Market Road 432
LocationTolbertOdell
Length7.595 mi[76] (12.223 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[76]–present

FM 432 is a farm to market road in Wilbarger County, near the Oklahoma border. The 7.6-mile-long (12.2 km) road travels from an interchange with US 287 in the community of Tolbert north to FM 91 south of Odell. Near the road's midpoint, it intersects FM 924.[77] Designated on July 9, 1945, FM 432 has not been changed significantly since it was created.[76]

FM 433[edit]

Farm to Market Road 433
LocationLockettOklaunion
Length14.039 mi[78] (22.594 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[78]–present

FM 433 is a 15.2-mile-long (24.5 km) farm to market road in Wilbarger County acting as a southern bypass of Vernon. The road begins at an intersection with US 70 in Lockett, five miles (8.0 km) southwest of Vernon. It heads east then turns to the south. At FM 2074, it curves back to the east making a beeline towards US 183 and US 283. After intersecting FM 3207, the road forms a 1.1-mile-long (1.8 km) concurrency with US 183/US 283 before breaking off towards the east again. In this segment of the road, FM 433 intersects FM 1949, FM 3430, and FM 2897. It ends at an interchange with US 70/US 183/US 287 east of Vernon at the community of Oklaunion.[79]

The road was first designated on July 9, 1945 running from Lockett to US 183/US 283 south of Vernon. The road was extended to its current length on October 31, 1957 when FM 433 was routed along previously unnumbered roads.[78]

FM 434[edit]

Farm to Market Road 434
LocationChiltonWaco
Length21.0 mi[80] (33.8 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[80]–present

FM 434 is a 21.0-mile-long (33.8 km) state highway in the vicinity of Waco. It begins in the community of Chilton at SH 7 and travels north through Falls County. Upon crossing into McLennan County, it travels along the city limits of Robinson before breaking off the boundary at FM 3400. At SH 6 and Loop 340, the through movement on FM 434 is completed along the former's frontage roads. North of SH 6/Loop 340, the road enters Waco city limits. This section was designated Urban Road 434 but was signed as FM 434 from 1995 to 2018.[81] The highway ends at US 77 Bus.., the road passes through the campus of Baylor University and passes the Texas Sports Hall of Fame before reaching Spur 434 and an interchange with I-35 and US 77 where the highway ends.[82]

The road was created on July 9, 1945 running from the community of Asa to Waco at La Salle Avenue (now US 77 Bus.) via Downsville. on July 14, 1949, the road was extended south to the Falls County line, and was extended to its current southern terminus on FEbruary 27, 1958 taking over FM 2116. On September 26, 1963, the road was extended north further into Waco to I-35. On May 26, 1970, a spur connection in Waco was added. On June 27, 1995, FM 434's section west of SH 6 became an urban road, but that designation is only used by the state itself. On April 27, 2017, the section of FM 434 from I-35 to BU 77-L was given to the city of Waco, along with the spur connection. On November 15, 2018, the section west of SH 6 was changed back to FM 434.[80][83]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[82]kmDestinationsNotes
FallsChilton0.00.0 SH 7 – Marlin
9.214.8 FM 2839 westEastern terminus of FM 2839
McLennanAsa11.117.9 FM 2643 west (Leona Parkway)Eastern terminus of FM 2643
Downsville13.922.4 FM 3400 north (University Parks Drive) – WacoSouthern terminus of FM 3400
Waco19.331.1 SH 6 / Loop 340Interchange; gap in FM 434– through movement via SH 6/Loop 340 frontage roads
19.631.5 FM 3400 south / South 3rd StreetNorthern terminus of FM 3400
21.334.3
Bus. US 77 (La Salle Avenue/South Loop)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 435[edit]

Farm to Market Road 435
LocationYoakum County
Length8.991 mi[84] (14.470 km)
ExistedMay 23, 1951[84]–present

FM 435 is located in Yoakum County. It runs from FM 213 (formerly FM 396) near Bennett to US 82 and US 380 east of Plains.[85] It was designated on its current routing on May 23, 1951.[84]

FM 435 (1945–1948)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 435
LocationMcLennan County
ExistedJuly 9, 1945–November 23, 1948

The first FM 435 was designated on July 9, 1945 from Elm Mott to Leroy in McLennan County. FM 435 was cancelled on November 23, 1948 and became a portion of FM 308.[84]

FM 436[edit]

Farm to Market Road 436
LocationBeltonHeidenheimer
Length13.520 mi[86] (21.758 km)
ExistedJune 11, 1945[86]–present

FM 436 is a farm to market road in Bell County. At a length of 13.5 miles (21.7 km), the highway begins at the interchange complex of I-35, I-14/US 190, and SH 317 in Belton. For the first mile (1.6 km) of the road to Loop 121, the road is designated as Urban Road 436 though signed as FM 436.[87] The highway travels southeast to Little River-Academy where it intersects SH 95. East of the town, FM 436 makes a sharp turn to the north where it has an interchange with US 190 and SH 36 and ends in the community of Heidenheimer at US 190 Bus.[88]

FM 436 was created on June 11, 1945 to run from Belton to Little River (the former name of Little River-Academy). There were two extensions of the road on September 9, 1948 when it was brought east of Little River to SH 95 and on October 26, 1949 upon slight realignments at both ends. On December 18, 1951, the road was brought to its current length when it was extended to what was then US 190 in Heidenheimer. On June 27, 1995, the section of FM 436 west of Loop 121 was changed to Urban Road 436.[86]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Bell County.

Locationmi[88]kmDestinationsNotes
Belton0.0–
0.1
0.0–
0.16
I-35 / I-14 / US 190 north (Main Street) / SH 317 – Killeen, Fort Hood, Austin, WacoWestern terminus of I-14 at I-35; Exit 293B (I-35); southern terminus of SH 317
1.01.6 Loop 121 northSouthern terminus of Loop 121
2.43.9 FM 1123 south – HollandNorthern terminus of FM 1123
Little River-Academy9.315.0 SH 95 – Holland, Temple
Heidenheimer13.1–
13.2
21.1–
21.2
US 190 / SH 36 – Cameron, TempleInterchange
13.521.7
Bus. US 190 / Heidenheimer Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 437[edit]

Farm to Market Road 437
LocationDavillaZabcikville
Length20.360 mi[89] (32.766 km)
ExistedJune 6, 1946[89]–present

FM 437 is a 20.4-mile-long (32.8 km) farm to market road in Milam and Bell counties. It begins in the community of Davilla in Milam County at FM 487 and travels north. It intersects FM 1915 and in the community of Val Verde, FM 2268. Upon entering Bell County, the road comes into Rogers where it intersects Mesquite Avenue (US 190/SH 36/FM 2184) in the center of the town. It heads north through Red Ranger where FM 437 intersects FM 940 at the latter's western terminus before itself ends at SH 53 in the community of Zabcikville.[90]

The road connecting Rogers and Zabcikville was designated as FM 437 on June 6, 1946. It was extended south to Joe Lee School, southwest of Rogers, on December 17, 1952. On March 28, 1953, FM 2184 replaced the portion of the road from Joe Lee School to Rogers while FM 437's route south of Rogers was moved to follow its current route to the Bell County line. On October 26, 1954, the southern terminus of the road was moved to Val Verde. This configuration lasted until June 25, 1962 when the final segment of FM 437 to Davilla was designated.[89]

FM 438[edit]

Farm to Market Road 438
LocationTempleBelfalls
Length9.853 mi[91] (15.857 km)
ExistedJune 11, 1945[91]–present

FM 438 is a 9.9-mile-long (15.9 km) farm to market road in eastern Bell County. The road begins at the intersection of Loop 363 and Young Avenue in the northeastern quadrant of Temple. The road generally heads in an eastern direction where it intersects FM 2086 just outside of the Temple city limits. Near the community of Oenaville, the road turns to the north at its intersection with FM 3369. FM 438 ends at FM 935 in the community of Belfalls, only feet from the Bell–Falls county line.[92]

When the road was designated on June 11, 1945, FM 438 ran from downtown Temple to Oenaville. It was extended north to its current terminus at Belfalls on November 21, 1956. The 2.3-mile-long (3.7 km) segment of FM 438 internal to Loop 363 was transferred to the city of Temple's jurisdiction on November 29, 1990.[91] Prior to the transfer, FM 438 started at Adams Avenue (SH 53) and traveled along 8th Avenue, French Avenue, 12th Avenue, Garfield Avenue, 14th Avenue, and Shell Avenue through the city.[93]

FM 439[edit]

Farm to Market Road 439
LocationKilleenBelton
Length21.469 mi[94] (34.551 km)
ExistedJune 6, 1945[94]–present

FM 439 is a farm to market road entirely in Bell County stretching from US 190 Bus. in Killeen to SH 317 in Belton. The main route is about 17.3-mile-long (27.8 km) and there is also a spur, Spur 439, that runs from a point in Old Nolanville Road in Nolanville, across US 190 to FM 439.[95][96]

The road was designated on June 6, 1945 from Killeen east for four miles (6.4 km). On October 28, 1953, the road was extended to the Nolanville area (for a total of 11.1 miles (17.9 km)) with the addition of a spur road through Nolanville. It was extended east 3 miles on October 26, 1954. It was extended northeast 2.5 miles on July 28, 1955. On November 21, 1956, FM 439 extended 2.6 miles to FM 2271. On July 16, 1975, FM 439 extended east to SH 317, replacing a section of FM 2271. On June 21, 1985, the section along 8th Street was given to the city of Kileen. Instead, FM 439 was rerouted west via Rancier Avenue to RM 440 (Fort Hood Street). On January 27, 1988, RM 440 was cancelled, so FM 439 extended south to US 190 & SH 195 (which replaced the remainder of RM 440 north of Florence; the old route west of Florence was renumbered SH 138). On May 24, 1990, the spur was extended 0.6 miles from US 190 to Old Nolanville Road. The road was redesignated as Urban Road 439 on June 27, 1995 though it continued to be signed as a farm to market road.[97] The route's current configuration was established on January 31, 2002 when the portion of the road from Fort Hood's gate to FM 2410 was returned to the city of Killeen; the section from Fort Hood Gate to US 190 and SH 195 became part of SH 195, and FM 439 was rerouted replacing a section of FM 2410 to US 190 Bus.[94] On November 15, 2018, the road was redesignated back to FM 439.[98]

FM 440[edit]

Farm to Market Road 440
LocationArcher County
Length3.563 mi[99] (5.734 km)
ExistedMay 10, 1993[99]–present

FM 440 is located in Archer County. It runs from US 82 Bus./US 277 Bus. and College Avenue in Holliday to FM 1954 east of the town. The highway is 3.6 miles (5.8 km) long.[100] FM 440 was designated on May 10, 1993. On July 31, 1997, FM 440 was extended north and west to FM 368. Construction has not started on the extension from US 82 to FM 368.[101][99]

A 0.7-mile-long (1.1 km) spur road of FM 440 was designated on July 31, 1997 in the town of Holliday but construction has not been started.[99][100]

RM 440[edit]

Ranch to Market Road 440
LocationBell and Williamson counties
ExistedOctober 1, 1956–January 27, 1988[99]

RM 440 was redesignated from a Farm to Market Road on October 1, 1956. On October 15, 1985, a 0.7-mile-long (1.1 km) section of the road along Fort Hood Street from FM 439 to Loop 518 (which was redesignated as Business US 190-F on June 21, 1990) was added. RM 440 was cancelled on January 27, 1988; the section from SH 195 (which the section west of RM 440 was renumbered as SH 138) to US 190 was transferred to rerouted SH 195 and the section from US 190 to FM 439 was transferred to FM 439. That section of FM 439 that was previously RM 440 was transferred to SH 195 on January 31, 2002.[99]

FM 440 (1945–1988)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 440
LocationBell and Williamson counties
ExistedJune 11, 1945–October 1, 1956[99]

The first FM 440 was designated on June 11, 1945 from Killeen southwest five miles (8.0 km) to an unknown point. On May 26, 1949 the road was extended south 3.8 miles (6.1 km) to a point 3 miles south of Reese Creek School. On May 23, 1951 the road was extended 12.7 miles (20.4 km) south to SH 195 (now SH 138) north of Florence. The road was redesignated as a Ranch to Market Road (RM 440) on October 1, 1956.

FM 441[edit]

Farm to Market Road 441
LocationWharton County
Length21.562 mi[102] (34.701 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[102]–present

FM 441 is a farm to market road wholly in Wharton County at a length of 21.6 miles (34.8 km). It begins near the settlement of Danevang in the southern portion of the county at SH 71. The road heads west then curves to the north as it passes through a largely agricultural portion of the state. In the community of Hillje, FM 441 has a 12-mile-long (0.80 km) concurrency with Loop 524 before heading back north. The road passes over US 59 (future I-69) which has ramps to the southbound lanes of the highway (access to and from the northbound lanes of US 59 is provided through Loop 524). It continues north to its end at FM 1300 northwest of El Campo.[103]

When it was designated on July 9, 1945, FM 441 was a six-mile-long (9.7 km) spur of US 59 (now part of Loop 524) that ran north from Hillje. On February 25, 1949, the road was extended to a point 8.8 miles (14.2 km) south of Hillje. The road was brought to its current length on October 31, 1957 by extending the road east to SH 71.[102]

FM 442[edit]

Farm to Market Road 442
LocationWharton and Fort Bend counties
Length18.430 mi[104] (29.660 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[104]–present

FM 442 is a farm to market road in Wharton and Fort Bend counties. The highway begins at SH 60 at Lane City in Wharton County, runs to the northeast through Boling-Iago and ends on SH 36 southeast of Needville in Fort Bend County.

It starts as a two-lane road at SH 60 in Lane City. In town, the road is also called Lenert Street. From there, FM 442 goes northeast 1.9 miles (3.1 km) to its intersection with FM 1096. From there, the road turns east-southeast for one mile (1.6 km) and east-northeast for one mile (1.6 km). FM 442 turns to the northeast and goes three miles (4.8 km) to Boling-Iago where it intersects FM 1301 at a four-way stop sign.[105]

From Boling, FM 442 crosses Caney Creek about 260 yards (238 m) north of FM 1301 and continues northeast for 1.4 miles (2.3 km). At this point the highway turns directly east for 0.6 miles (0.97 km) before curving to the northeast again for 2.3 miles (3.7 km). FM 442 turns to the east-northeast for 1.6 miles (2.6 km), crossing the San Bernard River into Fort Bend County. The highway veers northeast again for two miles (3.2 km) to its intersection with FM 1236. After a slight jog, FM 442 continues in the same direction for three and a half miles (5.6 km) where it terminates at SH 36 to the southeast of Needville.[105]

FM 442 was designated on July 9, 1945, from SH 60 at Lane City to Boling. It was extended 5.2 miles (8.4 km) from Boling to the Fort Bend County line on February 25, 1948. The highway was extended again to SH 36 on July 22, 1949.[104]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[105]kmDestinationsNotes
WhartonLane City0.00.0 SH 60 – Bay City, Wharton
1.93.1 FM 1096 north – IagoSouthern terminus of FM 1096
Boling6.810.9 FM 1301 – Pledger, Wharton
Fort Bend14.924.0 FM 1236 north – NeedvilleSouthern terminus of FM 1236
Needville18.429.6 SH 36 – Damon, Needville
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links
Media related to Farm to Market Road 442 at Wikimedia Commons

FM 443[edit]

Farm to Market Road 443
LocationDeWitt and Gonzales counties
Length12.340 mi[106] (19.859 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[106]–present

FM 443 is a 12.3-mile-long (19.8 km) farm to market road in DeWitt and Gonzales counties. The road starts at an intersection with SH 111 (just east of US 183) in the settlement of Hochheim in DeWitt County. Paralleling the Guadalupe River, the road enters Gonzales County near the settlement of Dreyer. FM 443 then starts to travel on a zig-zagging route north where it intersects FM 533. In the community of Kokernot, FM 443 ends at US 90 Alt.[107]

The highway was designated on July 9, 1945 running from the community of Dozer via Kokernot to SH 200 (now US 90 Alternate). On December 16, 1948, the road was extended south to the DeWitt-Gonzales county line. It was brought to its current length on July 21, 1949 when the southern terminus was moved to what is now its current terminus.[106]

FM 444[edit]

Farm to Market Road 444
LocationVictoria County
Length29.948 mi[108] (48.197 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[108]–present

FM 444 is a thirty-mile-long (48 km) farm to market road in the northeastern quadrant of Victoria County. The road is shaped as an arc around the city of Victoria and travels through a very sparse area. The only other state-maintained roads that FM 444 intersects throughout its trip are at its southern terminus, FM 1686, at an interchange with US 59 (future I-69) in Inez, and its northern terminus at US 77.[109]

When the road was designated on July 9, 1945, it was a six-and-a-half-mile-long (10.5 km) spur road from US 59 in Inez south to oil fields in the vicinity of the Garcitas Creek. On November 23, 1948, FM 444 extended northwest 2 miles. On May 2, 1962, the road extended southeast and southwest to FM 1686, replacing FM 2545. The road was extended northwest 2.6 miles on July 11, 1968, ending it 5 miles northwest of Inez. On November 3, 1972, the road extended northwest 2.1 miles. On September 5, 1973, the road extended northwest 3.4 miles to Salem Road. On October 21, 1981, the road extended northwest 4.6 miles. On October 26, 1983, FM 444 extended northwest 4.0 miles to US 77.[108]

FM 445[edit]

Farm to Market Road 445
LocationMcFaddin
Length2.382 mi[110] (3.833 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[110]–present

FM 445 is a short farm to market road that acts as a spur from US 77 to the community of McFaddin. Located in the extreme southern portion of Victoria County, the road begins at US 77 and San Antonio River Road (north of its namesake) and travels east through a sparsely-populated brush-filled area of land. Upon crossing a Union Pacific railroad, the road enters McFaddin and continues past some houses and a post office. It ends at the intersection of McFadden Road and Cusham Road.[111] The road was designated on July 9, 1945 along its current route. However, on May 23, 1951, the FM 445 designation was extended west from US 77 a distance of two miles (3.2 km) bringing the length of the road to about 4.5 miles (7.2 km). The road was truncated to its original and current routing on December 17, 1952.[110]

FM 446[edit]

Farm to Market Road 446
LocationVictoria County
Length8.930 mi[112] (14.371 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[112]–present

FM 446 is a farm to market road that connects the Victoria area to oil fields southwest of the city. The 8.9-mile-long (14.3 km) highway begins at an intersection with Kemper City Road in a rural area of the county. The area which was once part of multiple oil fields[9] is now made up of brush and a low density of homes. The road heads northeast crossing Boggy Creek and having an intersection with the divided US 59/US 77. As the road gets closer to the city limits, the number of homes that surround the road increases but FM 446 ends at an intersection with US 77 Bus. before reaching the city.[113] The road's designation was applied on July 9, 1945 as a 2.5-mile-long (4.0 km) spur from US 77 (now US 77 Bus.) outside of Victoria. On November 23, 1948, the road was extended southwest 7 miles to end at Fleming School; it has not been changed significantly since then.[112]

FM 447[edit]

Farm to Market Road 447
LocationNursery
Length5.404 mi[114] (8.697 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[114]–present

FM 447 is a 5.4-mile-long (8.7 km) Victoria County farm to market road that acts as a connector between FM 236 in Mission Valley and US 87 in Nursery. The road begins in a mostly rural, but dotted with some ranch homes, section of the county northwest of the city of Victoria and heads northeast. After crossing the Guadalupe River and passing the South Texas Electric Cooperative's Red Gate Power Plant, the road curves more to the north and enters a more sparse area before ending at US 87.[115] The road was designated on July 9, 1945 to run from Lower Mission Valley Road (near the Guadalupe River) to US 87 in Nursery. The road was extended 1.4 miles (2.3 km) southwest to Upper Mission Valley Road (now FM 236) on November 23, 1948 and has remained unchanged since then.[114]

FM 448[edit]

Farm to Market Road 448
LocationWinchesterGiddings
Length13.696 mi[116] (22.042 km)
ExistedJune 11, 1945[116]–present

FM 448 is a 13.7-mile-long (22.0 km) farm to market road connecting Winchester, Fayette County with Giddings, Lee County. The road begins in the center of Winchester at an intersection with FM 153. It heads north-northeast out of the community paralleling a Union Pacific railroad.[117] After crossing into Lee County, FM 448 crosses the aforementioned railroad at Northrup and continues heading north further away from the railroad. The road intersects FM 2239 at the latter's eastern terminus before heading back towards the northeast, crossing the railroad again, and entering Giddings city limits. At South Main Street (US 77), FM 448 reaches its northern terminus.[118] The road was designated on June 11, 1945 running from Northrup to Giddings, and was extended to Winchester on October 31, 1957.[116]

FM 449[edit]

Farm to Market Road 449
LocationGregg and Harrison counties
Length22.604 mi[119] (36.378 km)
ExistedJune 11, 1945[119]–present

FM 449 is a farm to market road in Gregg and Harrison counties, running from US 259 near Judson east to Loop 390 in Marshall.

FM 449 was designated on June 11, 1945 from US 80 in west Marshall west 11.4 miles (18.3 km) to what is now FM 450. On December 2, 1953, it extended west 4.2 miles (6.8 km). On July 15, 1957, the south end was changed from US 80 to what was then SH 154 (now Loop 390). On December 31, 1959 the section from FM 450 to FM 2208 was transferred to FM 2208. On October 17, 1966, the section of FM 450 from FM 449 to FM 2208 was transferred to FM 449. Also, the section of FM 2208 from FM 450 to what was then FM 2657 was transferred to FM 449. FM 2657 from FM 449 to US 259 was replaced by FM 449. By 2016, FM 450 was rerouted north of FM 449 to go via a more straight path.[120]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[121]kmDestinationsNotes
Gregg0.00.0 US 259 – Daingerfield, Longview
1.01.6 FM 2751
Harrison4.67.4 FM 2879
6.510.5 FM 2208 south – LongviewWest end of FM 2208 overlap
Carterville10.516.9 FM 450 – HallsvilleWest end of FM 450 overlap
10.617.1 FM 450 north / FM 2208 north – Harleton, Jefferson, Lake O' the PinesEast end of FM 450/FM 2208 overlaps
Marshall22.636.4 Loop 390 / Hynson Springs Road – Marshall, Jefferson
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 450[edit]

Farm to Market Road 450
LocationHallsvilleOre City
Length30.289 mi[122] (48.745 km)
ExistedJune 11, 1945[122]–present

FM 450 is a 30.6-mile-long (49.2 km) farm to market road that runs through Harrison, Marion, and Upshur counties in northeastern Texas. It begins in western Harrison County at the intersection of FM 968 and FM 2625 (the latter also ends here) and travels north towards Hallsville. Before reaching the city limits, FM 450 interchanges I-20 at its exit 604. Heading north into Hallsville, it intersects US 80 in the center of the city. North of there, the road travels through a winding route through ranches and woodlands. At Carterville, FM 450 forms a concurrency with FM 449 and FM 2208. The FM 449 concurrency is about 0.1-mile-long (0.16 km) while the FM 2208 concurrency is much longer. The two highways cross the Little Cypress Bayou. Before reaching Harleton, FM 2208 breaks off the concurrency towards the east while FM 450 continues into the community where it reaches SH 154.[123]

In Harleton, FM 450 and SH 154 together head west for 0.2 miles (0.32 km) until FM 450 breaks off to head northwest. This section of the road passes through wooded areas in northwestern Harrison County. The road forms a concurrency with FM 726 just south of the Lake O' the Pines. FM 726 provides access to the southern shoreline of the lake. FM 450 continues northwest where it briefly enters Marion County. Most of the roads that intersect FM 450 provide access to a small community on the lake's western shore. FM 450 heads into Upshur County and shortly thereafter the city of Ore City. The highway ends at an intersection with US 259 and FM 1649.[123]

FM 450 was designated on June 11, 1945 running as a road connecting Harleton to Smyrna, a small settlement located south of the modern-day FM 726 intersection. On November 23, 1948, the road was extended south to Hallsville bringing the length to 13.4 miles (21.6 km). On July 15, 1949, the road was brought north to Ore City partially via what had been Spur 162. The last extension occurred on October 15, 1954 when FM 450 was routed south of Hallsville and assumed its current length.[122]

Major junctions:

CountyLocationmi[123]kmDestinationsNotes
Harrison0.00.0 FM 968 / FM 2625 east – LongviewWestern terminus of FM 2625
1.6–
1.7
2.6–
2.7
I-20 – Shreveport, DallasExit 604 (I-20)
Hallsville3.86.1 US 80 (Main Street) – Longview, Marshall
Carterville11.718.8 FM 449 west / FM 2208 south – Judson, LongviewSouthern end of FM 449/FM 2208 concurrencies
11.819.0 FM 449 east – MarshallNorthern end of FM 449 concurrency
16.125.9 FM 2208 north / Dave Wilson Road – JeffersonNorthern end of FM 2208 concurrency
Harleton17.327.8 SH 154 east / North Grand Avenue – MarshallSouthern end of SH 154 concurrency
17.528.2 SH 154 west – GilmerNorthern end of SH 154 concurrency
17.728.5 FM 1968 northSouthern terminus of FM 1968
23.537.8 FM 726 east – Lake O' the PinesSouthern end of FM 726 concurrency
24.639.6 FM 726 west / McCoy RoadNorthern end of FM 726 concurrency
Marion
No major junctions
UpshurOre City30.649.2 US 259 / FM 1649 west (Main Street) – Longview, DaingerfieldEastern terminus of FM 1649
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 451[edit]

Farm to Market Road 451
LocationElysian Fields
Length4.748 mi[124] (7.641 km)
ExistedJune 11, 1945[124]–present

FM 451 is a short connector road between FM 31 in Elysian Fields to FM 9. The 4.7-mile-long (7.6 km) farm to market road runs near the southern border of Harrison County. Starting at the intersection of Shreveport Street and FM 31 in the center of the unincorporated community, FM 451 heads east through mostly forested areas passing the Elysian Fields Independent School District's elementary, middle, and high school. It also descends in elevation to cross the West Fork Socagee Creek before passing the middle and high schools. The land through which the road travels opens up to more ranches and also passes a Baptist church before ending at the intersection of FM 9 and Don Long Road.[125] When it was designated on June 11, 1945, FM 451 traveled from an unknown point 8.8 miles east of Elysian Fields to US 80 in Waskom. On November 23, 1948, the road extended west to FM 31 in the center of Elysian Fields. The road was shortened to its current length on November 18, 1953 when the portion of the road between Don Long Road and Waskom was transferred to FM 9.[124]

FM 452[edit]

Farm to Market Road 452
LocationDelwin
Length7.079 mi[126] (11.393 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[126]–present

FM 452 is a seven-mile-long (11 km) farm to market road in a barren part of southern Cottle County. Starting at County Road 706, a dirt road, the state-maintained paved road heads north for about a mile (1.6 km), curves to the east, then to the north again. At the settlement of Delwin, FM 452 reaches the southern terminus of FM 2278. FM 452 turns to the east and travels for four miles (6.4 km) to end at US 83.[127] The road was designated on July 9, 1945 running only along the east-west portion from Delwin to US 83. On October 31, 1958, the road was extended 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to the south and west to end at its current endpoint.[126]

FM 453[edit]

Farm to Market Road 453
LocationWheeler County
Length9.232 mi[128] (14.857 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[128]–present

FM 453 is a 9-mile-long (14 km) farm to market road in western Wheeler County. Starting at I-40's exit 152 and County Road 6, the highway heads due north through ranch and agricultural lands. Near the southern end, it crosses the North Long Dry Creek. The highway terminates at FM 2473 where it makes a reverse curve.[129] FM 453 was designated on July 9, 1945 running from what was then US 66 (between McLean and Lela) north for 6.2 miles (10.0 km); the remaining three miles (4.8 km) was brought under state maintenance on May 2, 1962.[128]

FM 454[edit]

FM 454 is a designation that was used four times. No highway currently uses the FM 454 designation.

FM 454 (1945)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 454
LocationMontague County
ExistedJuly 9, 1945–December 17, 1945[130]

The first use of the FM 454 designation was in Montague County, from Bowie southwest for five miles (8.0 km) to an unknown point. This short-lived designation was cancelled five months later, as the proposed route followed SH 59, in which that portion was designated on January 10, 1945.

FM 454 (1951–1964)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 454
LocationYoakum County
ExistedMay 23, 1951–December 20, 1963[130]

The second iteration of the FM 454 designation was in Yoakum County, from SH 328 (now SH 83) north through Allred and east to SH 214. FM 454 was cancelled on December 20, 1963; the section from SH 214 to FM 1622 was returned to Yoakum County and the section from FM 1622 to SH 83 was transferred to FM 1622.[130]

FM 454 (1978–1987)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 454
LocationHenderson
ExistedJuly 24, 1978–September 29, 1987[130]

The third use of the FM 454 was in Rusk County on a loop route from US 259 to US 259 in Henderson. FM 454 was cancelled on September 29, 1987 and transferred to Loop 571.[130]

FM 454 (1989)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 454
LocationRockwall
Length0.40 mi[130] (0.64 km)
ExistedNovember 29, 1989[130]–completion of road

The fourth designation of FM 454 was a short 0.4-mile-long (0.64 km) farm to market road near Rockwall. The road, which carried the name of Tandem Trail, traveled from SH 276 to FM 551. It was designated on November 29, 1989. When construction was complete, FM 454 was cancelled. No TXDOT order cancelling FM 454 has been found.[131][132][133]

FM 455[edit]

Farm to Market Road 455
LocationMontague, Cooke, Wise, Denton, and Collin counties
Length94.746 mi[134] (152.479 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[134]–present

FM 455 is a 97.2-mile-long (156.4 km) state highway in the northern portion of Texas. It runs through portions of Montague, Cooke, Wise, Denton, and Collin counties. The highway's termini are the intersection of County Road 345 and Woodland School Road about two and a half miles (4.0 km) west of Montague at its west end, and FM 2862 in the eastern reaches of Anna (south of the community of Westminster) at its east end.[135]

FM 455 was originally designated on July 9, 1945 from State Highway 59 (SH 59) in Montague southeast 4 miles (6.4 km). On December 17, 1945, it extended 3.8 miles (6.1 km) to Mallard. On November 23, 1948, it extended 7 miles (11 km) to Forestburg. On July 14, 1949, it extended southeast 5.3 miles (8.5 km). On November 20, 1951, it extended southeast to FM 51, replacing FM 1657. On June 25, 1952, the section from the new junction of FM 730 to the old junction of FM 730 was transferred to FM 730. Also, the section from FM 730 to FM 51 was renumbered as FM 1204. Instead, FM 455 extended eastward to a road intersection 3.6 miles (5.8 km) east of U.S. Highway 77 (US 77), replacing FM 425. Part of that road was numbered as FM 1656 earlier. On December 17, 1952, FM 455 extended east 3 miles (4.8 km) to the end of FM 1829. It replaced FM 1829 from that intersection to what is now US 377, FM 427 from what is now US 377 to FM 543, the section of FM 543 from there to what is now SH 5, and FM 1376 from what is now SH 5 to Westminster. On October 31, 1957, FM 455 extended east to SH 160 in Desert. On April 29, 1959, the eastern terminus was changed to FM 545. On July 26, 1963, the section from SH 5 to FM 545 was renumbered as FM 2862 and it extended east to SH 121 on a different route. On June 2, 1967, it extended east to FM 2862. On November 26, 1969, it extended southwest 2.5 miles (4.0 km) from SH 59 in Montague. In 1987, Lake Ray Roberts was completed and FM 455 was rerouted over the dam, completing two new routes: FM 1190 (which was designated from FM 455 eastward to the Lake Ray Roberts marina) and FM 1192 (which was designated from the east side of the lake, through Pilot Point to its connection with the original FM 455 at US 377).[134]

FM 456[edit]

Farm to Market Road 456
LocationMidfield
Length2.555 mi[136] (4.112 km)
ExistedJune 25, 1945[136]–present

FM 456 is a short two-and-a-half-mile-long (4.0 km) farm to market road in Matagorda County. The highway starts at SH 71 about 0.65 miles (1.05 km) south of Midfield and travels east past a few ranches. After crossing the Tres Palacios Creek, state maintenance ends at the intersection of Rugeley Road and Dabelgott Road.[137] It was designated on June 25, 1945 along its present route and has not changed since then.[136]

FM 457[edit]

Farm to Market Road 457
LocationMatagorda County
Length27.764 mi[138] (44.682 km)
ExistedJune 25, 1945[138]–present

FM 457 is a farm to market road entirely in Matagorda County. The road is 27.8-mile-long (44.7 km) and connects Bay City with the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico, specifically the at Matagorda Peninsula. The highway begins at an intersection with SH 35 in the eastern reaches of Bay City and travels east. In the area of Caney, it passes near the Bay City Municipal Airport and intersects FM 2540. It continues east but begins to curve towards the southeast in Cedar Lane where FM 457 then intersects FM 521. After passing Gainesmore, Hawkinsville, and FM 2611 at its western terminus, FM 457 passes through the community of Sargent, crosses the Sargent Swing Bridge, a pontoon-style swing bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway,[139] and ends on the Matagorda Peninsula not far from a beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The entire highway is also known as the Sergeant Joe Parks, Jr. Memorial Highway.[140]

The highway was created on June 25, 1945 running from Bay City to Gainesmore. On March 20, 1946, the highway was extended to southeast of Sargent bringing the total mileage of the road to 25.8 miles (41.5 km). On December 17, 1952, FM 457 was further extended southeast to the Gulf of Mexico taking over what had been State Highway 330. SH 330 was a 0.1-mile-long (160 m) highway that existed from May 1940 until its absorption by FM 457 and only consisting of the bridge (constructed as a wooden swing bridge at the time) over the Intracoastal Waterway.[141] Since then, there have been no major changes to the routing of FM 457.[138]

TxDOT is considering the replacement of the swing bridge, the last in the entire state, with a fixed concrete span with helix roads on both ends to allow for clearance over the canal. The process to begin the replacement began in September 2013 and completion is expected in 2018.[142][143]

Major intersections
The entire route is in Matagorda County.

Locationmi[144]kmDestinationsNotes
Bay City0.00.0 SH 35 – Bay City, Angleton
Caney5.38.5 FM 2540
Cedar Lane13.521.7 FM 521
Hawkinsville19.831.9 FM 2611 eastWestern terminus of FM 2611
Intracoastal Waterway27.744.6Sargent Swing Bridge
27.844.7Gulf of Mexico
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 458[edit]

Farm to Market Road 458
LocationMatagorda County
Length5.633 mi[145] (9.065 km)
ExistedJune 25, 1945[145]–present

FM 458 is a 5.7-mile-long (9.2 km) farm to market road near the western border of Matagorda County. The road's southern terminus is at FM 616 about three miles (4.8 km) west of Blessing while the northern terminus is at SH 111 2.75 miles (4.43 km) west of Midfield. The entire highway is two-lane undivided road that crosses a Union Pacific railroad line at its southern terminus, and then continues through a mix of farm fields and woods with occasional homes. Farther north, the highway heads into open agricultural areas, turning east before a turn back to the north towards its end. The road does not have any other junctions with Texas state roads.[146]

The highway was designated on June 25, 1945 as a three-mile-long (4.8 km) spur from SH 111. On September 21, 1955, the road's southern terminus was extended south to FM 616 where it has remained since then.[145]

FM 459[edit]

Farm to Market Road 459
LocationElmaton
Length3.137 mi[147] (5.049 km)
ExistedJune 25, 1945[147]–present

FM 459 is a short 3.1-mile-long (5.0 km) farm to market road in Matagorda County. The road starts at the intersection of Hawley Cemetery Road and SH 35 about two miles (3.2 km) east of Blessing. It heads south for 0.3 miles (0.48 km) following the Tres Palacios Creek until it crosses a Union Pacific railroad and turns to the east paralleling the railroad. After two-thirds mile (1.1 km), the road turns to the south and then returns to an easterly bearing. The road heads through mostly agricultural lands with some houses along the road and the Tidehaven Intermediate School. FM 459 ends at FM 1095 south of Elmaton.[148] It was designated on June 25, 1945 and has not changed since then.[147]

FM 460[edit]

Farm to Market Road 460
LocationForney
Length1.114 mi[149] (1.793 km)
ExistedSeptember 21, 1955[149]–present

FM 460 is a short connector in and around Forney, Kaufman County. Named Clements Drive, the road begins at an interchange with US 80 in the northwestern reaches of the town, then travels northeast to its end at FM 740 outside of the town limits.[150] The road was designated in 1955.[149]

FM 460 (1945)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 460
LocationMatagorda County
ExistedJune 25, 1945–October 15, 1954[149]

The first iteration of FM 460 was designated on June 25, 1945 from SH 35 six miles (9.7 km) north of Palacios to a point six miles (9.7 km) to the east. FM 460 was cancelled on November 1, 1954 and combined with FM 521.[149]

FM 461[edit]

Farm to Market Road 461
LocationHoward and Glasscock counties
Length15.934 mi[151] (25.643 km)
ExistedMay 23, 1951[151]–present

FM 461 is located in Howard and Glasscock counties. The length of the highway is 16.4 miles (26.4 km) of which 15.9 miles (25.6 km) has its own route; a concurrency with US 87 also occurs along the road.[151][152] The highway begins at an intersection with FM 818 in rural Howard County southwest of Big Spring. It travels south and heads into Glasscock County. Shortly after the county line, the highway curves to the east and intersects RM 33 in the unincorporated community of Lees. After reentering Howard County, it reaches US 87 and turns north onto the highway. After a one-half-mile-long (0.80 km) concurrency, FM 461 leaves the concurrency and travels east towards Forsan. After traveling along the town's southern border, the highway turns to the south at Rex Avenue. FM 461 ends at FM 821 one mile (1.6 km) to the south of the town.[152]

FM 461 was designated on May 23, 1951 from US 87 southwest to the Glasscock County line. On December 17, 1952 the road was extended to RM 33. It was extended to the west and north to FM 818 on June 1, 1964. Finally, the section from US 87 to FM 821 was added on July 14, 1978, bringing the highway to its current length.[151]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[152]kmDestinationsNotes
Howard0.00.0 FM 818
GlasscockLees7.111.4 RM 33
Howard12.019.3 US 87 south – Sterling CityWestern end of US 87 concurrency
12.520.1 US 87 north – Big SpringEastern end of US 87 concurrency
16.426.4 FM 821
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 461 (1945–1946)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 461
LocationMatagorda County
ExistedJune 25, 1945–March 20, 1946[151]

The first FM 461 was designated on June 11, 1945 from SH 60 at Wadsworth east for seven miles (11 km). FM 461 was cancelled on March 20, 1946 as a result of a request from the Matagorda County Court and mileage was used by an extension of FM 457.[151][153]

FM 462[edit]

Farm to Market Road 462
LocationBigfootTarpley
Length59.481 mi[154] (95.725 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[154]–present

FM 462 is a sixty-mile-long (97 km) through Frio, Medina, and Bandera counties west of San Antonio. The road begins at FM 472 in Bigfoot, Frio County and travels west to Moore where it interchanges I-35. It then starts to curve to the north where it enters Medina County and passes through the community of Yancey where FM 462 shares a concurrency with FM 2200. It continues north to serve the city of Hondo where it has a brief concurrency with US 90. North of the city, FM 462 begins to closely parallel Hondo Creek. Shortly after leaving Medina County for Bandera County, the Hondo Creek heads away from the road and Williams Creek begins to closely parallel the road. FM 462 ends at FM 470 in the community of Tarpley.[155]

FM 462 was created on July 9, 1945 as a road connecting Yancey and Hondo. It was extended north to Tarpley on May 25, 1953 when it took over what was then FM 1888.[156] A southward extension to Moore (at US 81) occurred on October 31, 1957 and the final eastward extension at its south end happened on December 16, 1959 by taking over all of FM 2147.[154]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[155]kmDestinationsNotes
FrioBigfoot0.00.0 FM 472 to SH 173 / FM 140
2.64.2 FM 3176 north – DevineSouthern terminus of FM 3176
Moore7.612.2 FM 2779 south – PearsallNorthern terminus of FM 2779
8.413.5 I-35 / Frontage Road – Pearsall, DevineExit 114 (I-35)
MedinaYancey18.629.9 FM 2200 south – DevineSouthern end of FM 2200 concurrency
19.230.9 FM 2200 north – D'HanisNorthern end of FM 2200 concurrency
Hondo32.752.6 FM 1250 west (30th Street) to US 90Eastern terminus of FM 1250
33.453.8 US 90 east (19th Street) / Avenue E – San AntonioSouthern end of US 90 concurrency
33.954.6 US 90 west (19th Street) / Avenue M – UvaldeNorthern end of US 90 concurrency
BanderaTarpley60.096.6 FM 470 / Thomas Creek Road – Utopia, Bandera
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 463[edit]

Farm to Market Road 463
LocationDevineLytle
Length11.132 mi[157] (17.915 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[157]–present

FM 463 is a farm to market road in Medina County southwest of San Antonio. The highway starts at I-35's exit 124 east of Devine and travels west towards the city. Just inside the city limits, FM 463 reaches SH 132 in a cluster of businesses. The two roads form a 0.9-mile-long (1.4 km) concurrency to the northeast until FM 463 breaks off and heads due north through a mix of homes and ranches. About five miles (8.0 km) later, the road takes a right turn to FM 471. After a one-half-mile (0.80 km) concurrency to the north, FM 463 resumes its easterly course before ending at FM 2790. The intersection is located within the city of Lytle and located on the Medina–Atascoa county line.[158]

The highway was designated on July 9, 1945 as a spur road from what was then US 81 (now SH 132) in Devine north for five miles (8.0 km) to Chacon Lake. The east-west portion of the road connecting the northern end to FM 471 was added on December 17, 1952. The portion between FM 471 and FM 2790 was added to the highway on October 31, 1958, and the southern extension to I-35 was added on April 26, 1979.[157]

FM 464[edit]

Farm to Market Road 464
LocationNolteSeguin
Length1.770 mi[159] (2.849 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[159]–present

FM 464 is a short farm to market road in central Guadalupe County. The road begins at an intersection with Dunn Street in the unincorporated community of Nolte. The right of way continues west continued towards the Guadalupe River in the past but is now part of the property of a nearby CMC Steel mill. The two-lane road heads east towards Seguin and at the intersection of FM 1620 (which is its southern terminus), the north side of FM 464 is in the city limits of Seguin. It crosses over I-10 at its exit 605. After passing a large distribution warehouse, the road comes to an end at an intersection with US 90 which also doubles as the western terminus of US 90 Alt.[160] The road was created on July 9, 1945 and has not been changed significantly since its creation.[159]

Major intersections
The entire route is in Guadalupe County.

Locationmi[160]kmDestinationsNotes
Nolte0.00.0Dunn Street
Seguin0.20.32 FM 1620 northSouthern terminus of FM 1620
0.6–
0.8
0.97–
1.3
I-10 – San Antonio, HoustonExit 605 (I-10)
1.72.7
US 90 / Alt. US 90 east – San Antonio, Luling, Gonzales
Western terminus of US 90 Alt.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 465[edit]

Farm to Market Road 465
LocationMarion
Length3.667 mi[161] (5.901 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[161]–present

FM 465 is a 3.7-mile-long (6.0 km) farm to market road running from I-10/US 90 to FM 78 in Marion. The road begins along Line Road where it has an interchange with I-10 at the latter's exit 599. FM 465 heads north-northwest through mostly rural areas of Guadalupe County before it enters the town limits of Marion at the Marion High School and Marion Middle School campuses. The highway heads north through Marion on South Center Street before ending at a signalized T-intersection with San Antonio Street, FM 78.[162] FM 465 was designated along its current routing in July 1945, though at the time of its creation, it only intersected US 90 as I-10 had not been constructed yet.[161]

FM 466[edit]

Farm to Market Road 466
LocationGuadalupe, Gonzales counties
Length34.392 mi[163] (55.349 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[163]–present

FM 466 is a 34.4-mile-long (55.4 km) farm to market road running from US 90 in Seguin to SH 97 in Cost. The highway runs through Guadalupe and Gonzales counties in central Texas. It passes by three historic sites, the El Capote Ranch, the H. Wilson & Company, and the site of the Battle of Gonzales.

FM 467[edit]

Farm to Market Road 467
LocationNew BerlinSeguin
Length13.269 mi[164] (21.354 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[164]–present

FM 467 is a 13.3-mile-long (21.4 km) farm to market road in Guadalupe County connecting the cities of New Berlin and Seguin. The road starts at FM 775 in the narrow municipality of New Berlin and heads east-northeast. After intersecting FM 539 at its northern terminus, the road curves more to the northeast. It passes through a mix of ranches and residential properties. As the road enters the Seguin city limits, it intersects SH 46 acting as a bypass of the city. Further into the city, the road reaches the eastern terminus of FM 725 but soon ends itself at an intersection with SH 123 Bus.[165]

The road was designated on July 9, 1945 running from the Elm Creek School southwest of Seguin to its current eastern terminus. On August 25, 1949, the road was extended further southwest. It reached its present configuration on November 13, 1954.[164]

FM 468[edit]

Farm to Market Road 468
LocationBig WellsCotulla
Length21.349 mi[166] (34.358 km)
ExistedJune 25, 1945[166]–present

FM 468 is a 21.3-mile-long (34.3 km) farm to market road in Dimmit and La Salle counties. Starting at SH 85 three miles (4.8 km) east of Big Wells, the road mainly passes through brush and oil drill-filled lands of southern Texas. It heads southeast through rural areas of the two aforementioned counties until it reaches FM 469 outside of Cotulla. After this intersection, the number of commercial business that dot the highway increase until it reaches I-35 at its exit 67. Now within the city limits past the Interstate, FM 468 heads through the city on Leonard Avenue and Leona Street through a residential neighborhood to its end at Main Street (Business Loop I-35).[167]

FM 468 was once much longer that it is now; it included segments east and southeast of Cotulla. At the time of its designation on June 25, 1945, the road included a 2.5-mile (4.0 km) segment running northwest from US 81 (current BL I-35) and another segment 8.3-mile-long (13.4 km) southeast of the city running parallel to the Nueces River. On December 16, 1948, FM 468 extended northwest to Woodward. The road reached its current western terminus at SH 85 on July 31, 1952 by taking over parts of FM 1019 and all of FM 1684, and FM 1684 was reused to replace the old route of FM 468 northwest of US 81 (note that FM 1684 was cancelled and combined with FM 469 on November 16, 1953). The eastern segment was changed often. On December 17, 1952, it was extended along an unconstructed route and what is now FM 469 to SH 97, replacing FM 1342. On July 29, 1953, the section from SH 97 to Los Angeles was renumbered as FM 1919 (current designation is RM 1919; the FM 1342 designation was reused on December 17, 1952). The section from Los Angeles westward 8.3 miles was cancelled and FM 468 was extended southeast 8 miles. It extended southeast 4 miles on September 21, 1955, .3 miles on September 27, 1960. Eastern segment was relocated from US 81 (now Business IH-35) on June 25, 1965. At its longest length, FM 468 had a length of 46.8 miles (75.3 km) (both the eastern and western segments) from 1965 to 1976. January 29, 1976 is when the eastern segment was transferred to FM 624 leaving only the SH 85–Cotulla segment intact.[166]

FM 469[edit]

Farm to Market Road 469
LocationLa Salle County
Length47.293 mi[168] (76.111 km)
ExistedJune 25, 1945[168]–present

FM 469 is a farm to market road entirely in La Salle County. The 48-mile-long (77 km) two-lane road is shaped as a long loop around the north side of Cotulla with inconsistent directional signage throughout. The western terminus of the road is at FM 468 two miles (3.2 km) northwest of Cotulla. It heads northwest first to the community of Woodward before turning to the northeast. In the community of Millett, FM 469 has an interchange with I-35 at its exit 77. Now heading in an east-southeast direction, the road travels through the barren brush-filled lands of the county. In the community of Los Angeles, the road crosses SH 97. The road continues south for eight miles (13 km), turns to the west for five miles (8.0 km), and south again for just under three miles (4.8 km) to its western end at FM 624.[169]

At the time of its creation on June 25, 1945, the road was only 4.3-mile-long (6.9 km) and traveled from northeast of Woodward to US 81 in Millett. In the mid 1950s, the road was extended four times: 9.3 miles to the southeast from Millett on January 29, 1953 (total length 13.6 miles (21.9 km)) (taking over FM 1895), an extension at its west end to FM 468 on October 28, 1953 (taking over FM 1684), to 5.6 miles from its current terminus on November 13, 1954 (taking over FM 1919), and to its current eastern terminus October 31, 1957.[168]

FM 470[edit]

Farm to Market Road 470
LocationBandera County
Length28.656 mi[170] (46.117 km)
ExistedJune 25, 1945[170]–present

FM 470 is a 28.7-mile-long (46.2 km) farm to market road spanning most of the hilly terrain of the southern portion of Bandera County. Starting at RM 187 north of Utopia, the road heads east through barren ranch lands dotted with brush. The only settlement along the road, Tarpley, is also the location of the only non-endpoint intersection with a state road, FM 462. East of Tarpley, the road heads in a more east-northeastern direction through similar terrain from the first part of the route. Immediately after crossing the Medina River, FM 470 ends at SH 16 about two miles (3.2 km) west of Bandera.[171]

In June 1945, FM 470 consisted of a spur road from SH 16 to Tarpley. It was extended seven and a half miles (12.1 km) west of Tarpley on February 25, 1949 and another three miles (4.8 km) west over a mountain pass on August 22, 1951. The road was extended to RM 187 on December 17, 1952 and has remained unchanged since then.[170]

Junction list

The entire route is in Bandera County.

Locationmi[172]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0 RM 187 – Utopia, Vanderpool
Tarpley16.927.2 FM 462 south – Hondo
28.646.0 SH 16 – Medina, Bandera
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 471[edit]

Farm to Market Road 471
LocationMedina and Bexar counties
Length41.1 mi[173] (66.1 km)
ExistedMay 23, 1951[174]–present

FM 471 is a 41.1-mile-long (66.1 km) partial loop around the western suburbs of San Antonio in Medina and Bexar counties. The highway, which is also designated Urban Road 471 by TxDOT, runs from I-35 near Natalia to Loop 1604 inside the San Antonio city limits. It also travels through Pearson, LaCoste, Castroville (where it forms a brief concurrency with US 90), and Rio Medina.[173]

The highway was created on May 23, 1951 running from US 81 in Natalia to US 90 in Castroville. On January 26, 1953, FM 471 extended north and east to 5.7 miles west of SH 16 in Leon Valley, replacing FM 1105. FM 471 extended east to SH 16 on October 28, 1953. On May 6, 1964, FM 471 extended southeast to I-35. The northern end was truncated to Loop 1604 by 2018 when the portion of the road between Loop 1604 and the Leon Valley city limits was removed from the state highway system while the portion inside Leon Valley was resigned as Spur 471 when the Project Acceptance Letter for project CSJ 0849-01-047 was sent.[175]

FM 471 (1945–1949)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 471
LocationDilleyDivot
ExistedJuly 9, 1945–August 25, 1949[174]

The first iteration of FM 471 existed from July 9, 1945 to August 1949 entirely in Frio County. For most of its existence, it traveled from SH 84 in Dilley to Divot. On July 22, 1949, the route was extended north from Divot for five miles (8.0 km) to near Batesville, however on August 25, the entire road was transferred to FM 117. Note that this FM 471 (as well as FM 117) was planned as early as March 26, 1942, both to replace part of SH 55, which all of FM 117 was part of.[174]

FM 472[edit]

Farm to Market Road 472
LocationFrio County
Length16.649 mi[176] (26.794 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[176]–present

FM 472 is a 16.6-mile-long (26.7 km) farm to market road in eastern Frio County southwest of San Antonio. Starting at Goldfinch Road about thirteen miles (21 km) east of Pearsall, it heads north through sparsely populated lands filled mostly with brush. It intersects FM 140 and FM 1549 in rural areas but intersects FM 462 in the community of Bigfoot. At its northern terminus just feet from the Medina County line, FM 472 ends at SH 173.[177]

When it was designated on July 9, 1945, the road consisted of only a spur from SH 173 to Bigfoot. On August 22, 1951, FM 472 was extended west to Moore at US 81. The configuration was changed on April 20, 1954 when FM 472 was routed south to Schattel School and Goldfinch Road over former FM 2147, while the former east-west segment was transferred to FM 2147 (which was transferred to FM 462 on December 16, 1959).[176]

FM 473[edit]

Farm to Market Road 473
LocationKendall and Blanco counties
ExistedJune 26, 1945–October 1, 1956

RM 473[edit]

Ranch to Market Road 473
LocationKendall and Blanco counties
Length39.733 mi[178] (63.944 km)
ExistedOctober 1, 1956[178]–present

RM 473 is a ranch to market road in Kendall and Blanco counties in central Texas. It begins in Comfort at SH 27; there is an intersection with US 87 in the town as well. It travels east for 41.5 miles (66.8 km) intersecting several farm to market roads and sharing a concurrency with US 281 in Twin Sisters. It ends at RM 32 east of Twin Sisters. The road was designated in 1945 as FM 473 but was changed to a ranch to market road in 1956.

FM 474[edit]

Farm to Market Road 474
LocationBoerne
ExistedJune 26, 1945[179]–October 1, 1956

FM 474 was designated on June 26, 1945 running from what was then US 87 in Boerne to the community of Kreutzberg, a highway with a total length of 7.3 miles (11.7 km). On February 25, 1949, the highway was extended three miles (4.8 km) north past the Guadalupe River and was extended to its current terminus on July 14, of the same year at what was then a county road.[179] This road became FM 473 on December 18, 1951.[178] FM 474 became RM 474 on October 1, 1956.

RM 474[edit]

Ranch to Market Road 474
LocationBoerne
Length15.764 mi[179] (25.370 km)
ExistedOctober 1, 1956[179]–present

RM 474 is a ranch to market road entirely in Kendall County, northwest of San Antonio. It begins at an intersection with US 87 Bus. in the city of Boerne. The highway heads northeast along East Blanco Road passing the city hall. In front of Boerne High School, RM 474 turns left onto Esser Road and heads out of the city into a desolate rural area. Through the barren lands, the highway travels north and north-northeast over the Guadalupe River and ending at RM 473 about halfway between Sisterdale and Kendalia.[180]

RM 474 was designated on October 1, 1956, along what was previously FM 474.

FM 475[edit]

Farm to Market Road 475
LocationBee County
Length0.436 mi[181] (0.702 km)
ExistedOctober 29, 1992[181]–present

FM 475 is a short spur road located in Bee County. Located southeast of the city of Beeville, it runs from the northbound US 181 frontage road southeast to the entrance of the McConnell Unit prison.[182] It was designated on October 29, 1992 on its current route.[181]

FM 475 (1945)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 475
LocationBandera, Comal and Kendall counties
ExistedJune 26, 1945–October 1, 1956[181]

FM 475 was first designated on June 26, 1945 running from US 87 in Boerne east to the intersection of US 281 and SH 46 running in Comal and Kendall counties. On July 18, 1951 the road was extended southwest to the Bandera County line, replacing FM 1719 and creating a concurrency with US 87. The road was extended southwest to SH 16 on December 18, 1951. On October 1, 1956, FM 475 was redesignated as RM 475.[181]

RM 475[edit]

Ranch to Market Road 475
LocationBandera, Comal and Kendall counties
ExistedOctober 1, 1956–September 28, 1988[181]

On October 1, 1956, FM 475 was redesignated RM 475. After 32 years without any major changes, RM 475 was cancelled on September 28, 1988 and replaced by SH 46.[181]

FM 476[edit]

Farm to Market Road 476
LocationSomersetPleasanton
Length23.718 mi[183] (38.170 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[183]–present

FM 476 is a farm to market road connecting the outskirts of Somerset, Bexar County to Pleasanton, Atascosa County via Poteet. About one-third of the road travels and is signed north and south, this is the portion between FM 2790 and FM 2504. From this point, the road heads generally in an east-southeast direction towards Poteet where it has a short concurrency with SH 16 and another concurrency through downtown Poteet with Loop 282. Continuing southwest, FM 476 enters the city of Pleasanton where it intersects Spur 242 and heads south along Bryant Street. It ends at SH 97 southwest of the downtown.[184]

The road was created on July 9, 1945 as a spur road running from Pleasanton running 6.5 miles towards Poteet. On December 17, 1946, the road was slightly extended to reach Poteet. FM 476 was extended much further west and north to Bexar County near Somerset on May 25, 1953 by taking over the former FM 1100. FM 476 ran through Pleasanton was along what is now Spur 242 and ended at US 281; the routing was changed to Bryant Avenue on July 16, 1965.[183]

A spur of FM 476 existed in Poteet along School Drive from March 21, 1963 to December 30, 1988. This road became the main route of FM 476, while the main route of FM 476 became FM 3498.[183]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[184]kmDestinationsNotes
Bexar0.00.0 FM 2790 – Lytle, Somerset
Atascosa2.13.4 FM 3175 west – LytleEastern terminus of FM 3175
9.114.6 FM 2504 south – KyoteNorthern terminus of FM 2504
12.219.6 FM 1333 south – CharlotteNorthern terminus of FM 1333
14.723.7 FM 2146 southNorthern terminus of FM 2146
Poteet15.625.1 SH 16 north – San AntonioWestern end of SH 16 concurrency
15.625.1 SH 16 south / Loop 282 begins – JourdantonEastern end of SH 16 concurrency; western end of Loop 282 concurrency
16.226.1 FM 3498 east (School Drive)Western terminus of FM 3498
16.726.9 Loop 282 south (4th Street) / Avenue HEastern end of Loop 282 concurrency
17.227.7 FM 1470 north (9th Street) – LemingSouthern terminus of FM 1470
17.428.0 FM 3498 west (School Drive)Eastern terminus of FM 3498
Pleasanton23.838.3 Spur 242 east (Bensdale Road) to US 281Western terminus of Spur 242
24.839.9 FM 3350 (Goodwin Street)
24.940.1 SH 97 (Oaklawn Road) / Bryant Street
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 477[edit]

Farm to Market Road 477
LocationGuadalupe County
Length2.462 mi[185] (3.962 km)
ExistedSeptember 21, 1955[185]–present

FM 477 is a 2.4-mile-long (3.9 km) farm to market road in central Guadalupe County, southeast of the county seat of Seguin. The short connector connects SH 123 (just south of its intersection with SH 46) with FM 466.[186] The highway was designated on September 21, 1955 on the same route it follows today.[185]

FM 477 (1945–1953)[edit]

Farm to Market Road 477
LocationAtascosa County
ExistedJuly 9, 1945–January 29, 1953[185]

The first iteration of FM 477 was designated on July 9, 1945 running from SH 173 (now SH 16) to Christine. FM 477 was cancelled on January 29, 1953 and was transferred to FM 140.[185]

FM 478[edit]

Farm to Market Road 478
LocationAtascosa and Wilson counties
Length3.563 mi[187] (5.734 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[187]–present

FM 478 is a short farm to market road in Atascosa and Wilson counties south of San Antonio. Starting at County Road 753 in Black Hill, a settlement located nine miles (14 km) east of Pleasanton in Atascosa County, the road heads north past ranches. The road makes a reverse curve to the east; at the second curve, FM 478 crosses into Wilson County. Shortly thereafter, the road ends at SH 97.[188] It was created on July 9, 1945 running along the same route as it does today.[187]

FM 479[edit]

Farm to Market Road 479
LocationKerr and Kimble counties
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[191]–October 1, 1956[189][190]

In July 1945, FM 479 started out as a nine-mile-long (14 km) road traveling from SH 27 to the Reservation Community. It was extended twice in the 1950s: it was extended to the Kerr–Kimble county line on December 17, 1952 and to US 290 on February 24, 1953 respectively. On October 1, 1956, FM 479 was redesignated as RM 479.

RM 479[edit]

Ranch to Market Road 479
LocationKerr and Kimble counties
Length32.346 mi[191] (52.056 km)
ExistedOctober 1, 1956[191]–present

RM 479 is a 32-mile-long (51 km) in Kerr and Kimble counties northwest of San Antonio. Beginning at SH 27 between Mountain Home and Ingram, the road heads north through sparsely populated brush lands. It reaches exit 492 of I-10 three miles (4.8 km) from its southern terminus. After entering Kimble County, RM 479 intersects US 290 and turns to the northwest. Shortly after passing the ghost town of Noxville, the road curves to the west and ends at FM 2169.[192]

RM 479 was designated on October 1, 1956, as a renaming of FM 479. RM 479 extended northwestward 4.3 miles on June 30, 1966. It extended northwest 5.3 miles on November 3, 1972. It extended west 3.5 miles on April 25, 1978. It extended west 3 miles to the end of RM 1534 on September 26, 1979. The final extension occurred on December 8, 1981 when it took over the entire length of RM 1534.[191]

Junction list
CountyLocationmi[192]kmDestinationsNotes
Kerr0.00.0 SH 27 – Kerrville, Mountain Home
3.45.5 I-10 – Junction, KerrvilleI-10 exit 492
Kimble11.618.7 US 290 – Junction, Harper
32.352.0 FM 2169 – Junction
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

RM 480[edit]

Ranch to Market Road 480
LocationCamp VerdeCenter Point
Length6.409 mi[193] (10.314 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[193]–present

RM 480 is a six-mile-long (9.7 km) ranch to market road entirely in Kerr County. It runs from SH 173 in Camp Verde to SH 27 in Center Point. From its southern terminus, the road parallels Verde Creek for about four and a half miles (7.2 km) passing through mostly ranch lands. After breaking away from the creek, the road heads north into residential neighborhoods of Center Point. RM 480 crosses the Guadalupe River and ends at SH 27.[194] Since its designation on July 9, 1945, the road has always followed the same Camp Verde–Center Point routing.[193]

Junction list

The entire route is in Kerr County.

Locationmi[195]kmDestinationsNotes
Camp Verde0.00.0 SH 173 – Bandera, Kerrville
Center Point5.99.5 FM 1350 east (China Street)
6.510.5 SH 27 – Kerrville, Comfort
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 481[edit]

Farm to Market Road 481
LocationMaverick, Zavala, Uvalde counties
Length43.336 mi[196] (69.743 km)
ExistedMay 23, 1951[196]–present

FM 481 is a 43.3-mile-long (69.7 km) farm to market road in southern Texas. It starts at an intersection with US 57 in Maverick County, heads to the northeast, clips the northwestern corner of Zavala County, and enters Uvalde County where it crosses the Nueces River, passes the Uvalde National Fish Hatchery, and ends at US 90 at the city limits of Uvalde. Except at its two ends, FM 481 does not intersect any state-maintained highways.[197] The road was designated on May 23, 1951 running from US 90 to the southwest for a distance of 6.3 miles (10.1 km); FM 481 extended southwest 1.2 miles on December 17, 1952, 1.5 miles on September 5, 1973, southwest 3 miles on March 31, 1976, and southwest 3 more miles to the Uvade-Zavala County Line on June 30, 1976. On July 8, 1983 FM 481 extended over the former FM 3078 to US 57.[196][198]

RM 481[edit]

Ranch to Market Road 481
LocationKerr County
Length6.3 mi[196] (10.1 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945–June 4, 1946[196]

RM 481 was a short-lived ranch to market road from SH 16 to the Camp Verde-Kerrville Road for a length of 6.3 miles (10.1 km) through Kerr County. It was designated on July 9, 1945 but was deleted on June 4, 1946, as mileage was used for the new FM 689 (which was transferred to SH 173 in 1990).[199][196]

FM 482[edit]

Farm to Market Road 482
LocationSchertzNew Braunfels
Length7.568 mi[200] (12.180 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[200]–present

FM 482 is a seven-and-a-half-mile-long (12.1 km) farm to market road in Comal County. Running as an east-west road between the cities of Schertz and New Braunfels, the road generally parallels I-35 between its exits 177 and 184. It begins at the northbound I-35 frontage road at exit 177 and heads to the north. At FM 2252, the road turns to become more parallel to the Interstate and heads through more rural areas of the city. FM 482 exits the city limits of Schertz and begins to skirt around the limits of New Braunfels as it passes near housing developments, trailer parks, and an apartment complex. Around the settlement of Solms, FM 482 merges with the route of former US 81. It ends fully inside the city limits of New Braunfels at the southbound frontage road to I-35 about one mile (1.6 km) later.[201] The road was created on July 9, 1945 from the vicinity of its western terminus to US 81 in Solms. When US 81 was relocated to what is now the right-of-way of I-35 on October 30, 1957, FM 482 was extended another mile to its current eastern terminus.[200]

FM 483[edit]

Farm to Market Road 483
LocationNew Braunfels
Length0.962 mi[203] (1.548 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[203]–May 27, 2010[202]

FM 483 was a short farm to market road located northeast of the downtown of New Braunfels, but still within the city limits. The road, created on July 9, 1945, ran from US 81 to San Geronimo School.[203] Eventually, new roads were built and designated therefore FM 483 ran between the northbound frontage road of I-35 and FM 1101.[204] Around 2006, construction began on the New Braunfels Town Center at Creekside shopping center; this construction led to the truncation of FM 483 at an access road through the center.[205] Eventually, with the additional extension of nearby FM 306 from I-35 to FM 1101, FM 483 was deleted from the state highway system on May 27, 2010.[202] The street signs still say FM 483.

FM 484[edit]

Farm to Market Road 484
LocationCanyon LakeFischer
Length2.980 mi[206] (4.796 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[206]–June 1, 1966

Farm to Market Road 484 was designated in July 1945 as a spur from RM 32 south towards the area of where the lake is now. On June 1, 1966, FM 484 was extended another 0.1-mile (0.16 km) to an Army Corps of Engineers road (now FM 306), and the designation was changed to RM 484.

RM 484[edit]

Ranch to Market Road 484
LocationCanyon LakeFischer
Length2.980 mi[206] (4.796 km)
ExistedJune 1, 1966[206]–present

RM 484 is a three-mile-long (4.8 km) ranch to market road connecting FM 306 in Canyon Lake to RM 32 in the community of Fischer, wholly located in northern Comal County. From its southern terminus, the two-lane road heads north past housing developments whose units are widely spaced, typical throughout the census-designated place of Canyon Lake. Two and a half miles (4.0 km) later, the road reaches its first intersection with RM 32. RM 484 continues north of there to head through the center of Fischer passing a general store and post office. It then ends at RM 32 where the road itself continues south as Cranes Mill Road.[207] The road was designated on June 1, 1966 as a change from FM 484 (see above).

FM 485[edit]

Farm to Market Road 485
LocationZabcikvilleHearne
Length38.546 mi[208] (62.034 km)
ExistedJuly 12, 1945[208]–present

FM 485 is a 38.5-mile-long (62.0 km) farm to market road through Bell, Milam, and Robertson counties in central Texas. Starting at SH 53 near Zabcikville, the road heads east, southeast, and east again through mostly agricultural lands passing small settlements along the way. About two-fifths of the trip in, it intersects US 77. The road heads through areas of again farmland but the density of woods increases as it approaches the Brazos River. FM 485 crosses the river, has a short concurrency with FM 1644, and enters the city limits of Hearne. After passing through some residential neighborhoods of the northern reaches of the city, FM 485 ends at an intersection with US 79 and SH 6.[209]

The road was created on July 12, 1945 running from Yarrellton (the location of the modern-day FM 1915) to Splawn at US 77 and then-US 190. On November 20, 1951, the FM 485 was extended south from Yarrellton to Buckholts at US 190. A 3.2-mile (5.1 km) extension of the road southwest of Buckholt occurred on October 31, 1958 but was truncated by one mile (1.6 km) on January 31, 1961. On October 3, 1966, the portion of the road from Buckholt to Yarrellton was redesignated FM 1915 while FM 485 took over the route of part of FM 2269. Finally on March 31, 1975, US 190 was moved to a routing further south between Cameron and Hearne; FM 485 took over the route of US 190 between US 77 and US 79 at that time.[208]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[209]kmDestinationsNotes
BellZabcikville0.00.0 SH 53 – Temple, Rosebud
0.71.1 FM 964 west – CycloneEastern terminus of FM 964
2.84.5 FM 1671 east – WilsonWestern terminus of FM 1671
3.65.8 FM 940 west – MeeksEastern terminus of FM 940
MilamYarrellton8.313.4 FM 1915 south – BuckholtsNorthern terminus of FM 1915
8.613.8 FM 2269 south – CameronNorthern terminus of FM 2269
Splawn14.523.3 US 77 – Rosebud, Cameron
Belmena20.432.8 FM 979 north – CalvertSouthern terminus of FM 979
Robertson34.154.9 FM 1644 southWestern end of FM 1644 concurrency
34.655.7 FM 1644 north – CalvertEastern end of FM 1644 concurrency
Hearne38.562.0 US 79 / SH 6 – Calvert, Hearne
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 486[edit]

Farm to Market Road 486
LocationShilohPettibone
Length29.408 mi[210] (47.328 km)
ExistedJuly 12, 1945[210]–present

FM 486 is a 29.4-mile-long (47.3 km) farm to market road that runs mostly in Milam County with a small portion near its southern terminus being in Williamson County. From its south end at FM 112 in the community of Shiloh, the road heads north crossing into Milam County about three miles (4.8 km) into its journey. In the city of Thorndale, FM 486 crosses US 79. four and a half miles (7.2 km) north of Thorndale, FM 486 crosses three farm to market roads (908, 1331, and 3061) at their termini and crosses the San Gabriel River in the community of San Gabriel. Heading east then north through agricultural lands, the road intersects FM 487 and the Little River. As the road approaches the community of Pettibone, the road briefly heads east to parallel a BNSF railroad, turns north to cross the railroad, and ends at US 190 and SH 36.[211]

FM 486 was created on July 12, 1945 running from Thorndale to San Gabriel. On November 23, 1948, the road was extended north to Pettibone at US 190. The next extension occurred on October 31, 1957 was when it was extended 4.7 miles (7.6 km) south from Thorndale to Conoley Church. November 24, 1959 was when the road was brought south to Shiloh; it has not changed since then.[210]

FM 487[edit]

Farm to Market Road 487
LocationWilliamson, Bell, and Milam counties
Length60.791 mi[212] (97.834 km)
ExistedJuly 12, 1945[212]–present

FM 487 is a 61.1-mile-long (98.3 km) farm to market road through portions of Williamson, Bell, and Milam counties in central Texas. The route's western terminus is at SH 195 in Florence. It travels east to Jarrell where there is a discontinuity of the road at I-35. After resuming on the other side of I-35, it continues to the east through Bartlett but then curves towards the south before entering Rockdale. In Rockdale, there is a short concurrency with US 79. It then ends south of Rockdale at an intersection with US 77.

FM 487 was designated on July 12, 1945, from Rockdale to Tracy. On May 23, 1951, it extended west to Sharp. On December 17, 1952, it extended west to Davilla. On October 26, 1954, it extended west to FM 1236 at the Bell County Line. On January 6, 1955, FM 1236 was canceled and combined, bringing the road to its current western terminus. Note that part of FM 1236 was FM 1329. On June 1, 1960, it extended south along the old route of US 77 to US 79. On November 1, 1962, it extended further east along US 79 and further south along the old route of US 77, bringing the road to its current eastern terminus. In 1965, it was relocated in Jarrell along a different route and I-35.[212]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[213][214]kmDestinationsNotes
WilliamsonFlorence0.00.0 SH 195 (Patterson Avenue) – Fort Hood, GeorgetownWestern terminus
3.15.0 FM 2483 – Salado
Jarrell13.121.1 I-35 – Austin, WacoDiscontinuous at I-35
Bell17.528.2 FM 2115 – Salado
WilliamsonSchwertner19.831.9 FM 1105 – Weir
BellBartlett25.440.9 SH 95 (Dalton Street) – Taylor, Temple
MilamDavilla36.158.1 FM 437 – Rogers
41.366.5 FM 3061 – Thorndale
45.773.5 FM 486 – Thorndale, Pettibone
49.679.8 FM 1600 – Cameron
55.489.2 FM 1712 – Minerva
Rockdale57.492.4 US 79 north (East Cameron Avenue) – HearneWest end of US 79 overlap
57.492.4 FM 908 (North Main Street) – Thorndale
57.893.0 US 79 south (West Cameron Avenue) – ThorndaleEast end of US 79 overlap
61.198.3 US 77 – Giddings, CameronEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 488[edit]

Farm to Market Road 488
LocationFairfieldRichland-Chambers Reservoir
Length18.209 mi[215] (29.305 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[215]–present

FM 488 is a farm to market road that is 18.2 miles (29.3 km) in length and travels entirely in Freestone County. The road begins at US 84 (East Commerce Street) east of downtown Fairfield (but still within the city limits) and travels east and northeast along Main Street. Northeast of the city limits, FM 488 curves more to the north at an intersection where FM 2570 heads off to the north-northeast. The road passes a railroad balloon loop which provides an unloading point for coal to the Big Brown Coal Plant and FM 833. It also passes the Freestone Energy Center (a natural gas-powered generating station) and FM 1124. After the road's intersection with FM 417's eastern terminus, the road descends in elevation to travel along the bottom of the dam restraining the Richland-Chambers Reservoir. After a bridge that spans the Richland Creek (immediately downstream of the dam), FM 488 ends at an intersection with US 287.[216] The route of the highway at the time of its designation on July 9, 1945 consisted of a spur road from Fairfield north for about 14 miles (23 km). It was extended north to US 287 on February 27, 1948.[215]

FM 489[edit]

Farm to Market Road 489
LocationPersonvilleRed Lake
Length32.806 mi[217] (52.796 km)
ExistedJuly 9, 1945[217]–present

FM 489 is a 33-mile-long (53 km) farm to market road in a small portion of Limestone and Freestone counties. Starting at SH 164 near Personville, the road travels northeast through Limestone County for about one-half mile (0.80 km) before heading east through Freestone County for the rest of its route. In the settlement of Freestone, FM 489 shares a 0.4-mile (0.64 km) concurrency with FM 80. Heading through Dew, the road passes over I-45 without an interchange but intersects SH 179 and SH 75 (the former providing access to the Interstate). Heading past Lanely where it intersects FM 1848, FM 489 begins to curve to the north and intersects US 84 in the settlement of Red Lake. The highway continues northwest of the U.S. Highway for just under two miles (3.2 km) but curves to the northeast past that point. It ends at the intersection of County Roads 240, 241, and 271.[218]

When the road was created on July 9, 1945, it traveled a distance of 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from Dew to the vicinity of Oakwood in Leon County. On May 31, 1955, FM 1368 and FM 1915 were combined into portions of FM 489 such that it now ran from SH 164 to Lanely. On November 21, 1956, FM 489 took over the routing of FM 1980 to bring the eastern terminus of the route to US 84. The last extension north of US 84 occurred on September 27, 1960 with FM 489 being routed over previously unnumbered roads.[217]

FM 490[edit]

Farm to Market Road 490
LocationStarr CountyWillamar
Length66.829 mi[219] (107.551 km)
ExistedJune 26, 1945[219]–present

FM 490 is a 69-mile-long (111 km) farm to market road across South Texas in the counties of Starr, Hidalgo, and Willacy. Beginning at FM 755 between Rio Grande City and La Gloria, the road heads east through a rural area comprising farm lands and oil wells. The road eventually leaves Starr County for Hidalgo and comes to the community of McCook where some small businesses, homes, and churches are found. In this town, a two-mile-long (3.2 km) concurrency begins with FM 681. In the vicinity of the road's interchange with I-69C/US 281, it briefly enters the Edinburg city limits and passes the entrance to South Texas International Airport at Edinburg. East of here, the road begins to make successive 90-degree bends but still maintains an overall heading of east. The final town in Hidalgo County through which FM 490 passes is Hargill where it intersects FM 493.[220]

The remainder of the road through Willacy County passes mainly through unincorporated rural areas no passing through any settlements, though it does pass near Lasara at its intersection with FM 1015. It also passes near Raymondville where it crosses US 77 Bus. Surrounding this intersection are some large stores and housing complexes. East of this intersection, FM 490 has an interchange with I-69E and US 77. Ten miles (16 km) later, the road ends at FM 1420 near the settlement of Willamar.[220]

FM 490 was created on June 26, 1945 running from its intersection with US 281 to the Hidaldo-Willacy county line. On November 11, 1948, it was slightly extended east to FM 88. The next extension occurred On October 31, 1957 when it was extended over the entire length of FM 2059 to end at FM 681. On February 15, 1958, FM 490 extended over FM 1561 to end at FM 755. FM 490 was extended east from FM 88 to FM 2099 on May 6, 1964 over the entire length of FM 1432. The final eastward extension to FM 1420 occurred on June 1, 1965.[219]

Major junctions

CountyLocationmi[220]kmDestinationsNotes
Starr0.00.0 FM 755 – Rio Grande City, La Gloria
9.214.8 FM 2844 north / Pipeline RoadSouthern terminus of FM 2844
HidalgoMcCook18.830.3 FM 681 north / FM 2058 south – La GloriaWestern end of FM 681 concurrency; northern terminus of FM 2058
21.134.0 FM 681 south / CR 3198 – MissionEastern end of FM 681 concurrency
Edinburg35.0–
35.1
56.3–
56.5
I-69C south / US 281 – Falfurrias, EdinburgInterchange
Hargill43.069.2 FM 493
Willacy47.977.1 FM 88 – Raymondville, Weslaco
50.481.1 FM 1015 – Lasara, Edcouch
53.686.3 FM 1425
55.789.6 FM 2845 south / CR 155Northern terminus of FM 2845
56.791.2 FM 1834 north / CR 180Southern terminus of FM 1834
58.393.8
Bus. US 77 – Raymondville, Lyford
58.8–
58.9
94.6–
94.8
I-69E / US 77Exit 45 (I-69E)
63.2101.7 FM 2099
Willamar68.8110.7 FM 1420
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

FM 491[edit]

Farm to Market Road 491
LocationRelampagoLyford
Length30.518 mi[221] (49.114 km)
ExistedJune 26, 1945[221]–present

FM 491 is a 31-mile-long (50 km) farm to market road in Hidalgo and Willacy counties in the southernmost portion of Texas. It runs between Relampago and US 281 (one and a half miles (2.4 km) from the Mexico–United States border) and US 77 Bus. just south of Lyford. It begins heading north from US 281 through agricultural lands. Upon entering the city of Mercedes, it forms a 0.7-mile-long (1.1 km) concurrency with US 83 Bus. west through the city's downtown. After the concurrency, the road heads north where it has an interchange with I-2 and US 83. Passing through residential neighborhoods of northern Mercedes, Indian Hills, and Laguna Seca, the road continues north with some curves around canals that line the area. In the city of La Villa, FM 491 intersects SH 107 in the city center. North of this city, the road make numerous 90-degree bends as it finishes its trip through Hidalgo County and starts traveling through Willacy County. After intersecting numerous farm to market roads, the road ends at US 77 Bus. immediately adjacent to a Union Pacific railroad.[222]

The road was designated on June 26, 1945 to run between SH 107 in La Villa and US 77 (now the highway's business route). It was extended south to US 281 on May 23, 1951 via Mercedes and replacing FM 1428. FM 491 was routed through Mercedes on 10th Street and Texas Avenue; a spur to US 83 via Mistletoe Avenue was added on November 20, 1951. The routing through the city was changed on March 27, 1952 by removing the portion of 10th Street and Texas Avenue south of US 83 (part of its business route today) an