Farm to Market Road 855
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|Length||11.60 mi (18.67 km)|
|West end||US 175 east of Cuney|
|East end||US 69 in Mount Selman|
FM 855 has no local street names. Rural for the most part, the landscape along the road includes rolling hills of alternating open pastures and trees. The east shore of Lake Palestine can be seen to the west of the road just south of the FM 346 intersection. The road serves just the two towns of Cuney and Mount Selman, as well as the southeast portion of Lake Palestine, all in the northwest part of Cherokee County.
After initial commissioning on October 29, 1948, the road spanned 5.2 miles (8.4 km) in length from Mount Selman westward. An extension was commissioned on November 20, 1951 to connect FM 855 at its current west terminus at US 175. One railroad previously crossed FM 855 at-grade, on the approach from the west prior to the east terminus at US 69; the Cotton Belt Rail Line there was abandoned and removed in the mid-1980s.
The entire route is in Cherokee County.
|Cuney||0.0||0.0||US 175 – Jacksonville, Frankston||Western terminus|
|||2.8||4.5||FM 3198 – Lake Palestine|
|||3.8||6.1||FM 346 – Teaselville, Flint|
|||4.8||7.7||FM 2137 – Bullard|
|Mount Selman||11.6||18.7||US 69 – Tyler, Jacksonville||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|