Ranch to Market Road 1832

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Ranch to Market Road 1832 marker

Ranch to Market Road 1832
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length10.859 mi[1] (17.476 km)
Existed1953–present
HistoryFormerly a route in Callahan County
Major junctions
West endBuffalo Trails Scout Ranch
East end SH 17
Location
CountiesJeff Davis
Highway system
FM 1831FM 1833

Ranch to Market Road 1832, Ranch Road 1832, or RM 1832 is a 10.9-mile (17.5 km) route maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) that connects the Boy Scouts of America's Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch to State Highway 17 about 25.1 miles (40.4 km) north of Fort Davis.[2] The road is part of the state's Farm and Ranch to Market Road System.

RM 1832 is located entirely within Jeff Davis County. The route number, however, was previously assigned to a road in Callahan County from 1951 to 1953.[1]

The rural road does not pass through any cities or towns but instead winds through ranch land along its length with no highway intersections beyond its terminus at SH 17.

History[edit]

Callahan County[edit]

Image of FM 1832 highway shield. The square shield has a white symbol in the shape of Texas as the state appears on maps on a black background. Inside this symbol is the number 1832. The black background contains the word FARM in the upper right corner and the word ROAD in the lower left corner.

On November 20, 1951, Farm to Market Road 1832 was originally designated as a 6.0-mile (9.7 km) road linking the former U.S. Route 80 (now Interstate 20) 1.0 mile (1.6 km) east of Putnam to a road intersection in eastern Callahan County. On December 17, 1952, FM 1832 extended to US 380 near Moran. That designation was dropped on January 28, 1953 when the road was assigned as an extension of FM 880.[1]

Jeff Davis County[edit]

On March 26, 1953, FM 1832 was re-designated as the present route in Jeff Davis County. This was to be cancelled and given to Jeff Davis County when construction is completed.[3] When this route was constructed by September 20, 1954, FM 1832 was cancelled. On September 20, 1955, the state again assumed control over the road and its designation was restored. On October 27, 1959, the road was given its current ranch to market designation.[1]

Route description[edit]

RM 1832, a two-lane road, winds through a canyon with steep hillsides on both sides of the road. In the distance are rugged mountains with steep cliffs covered with desert grasses and brush.
RM 1832 in the Davis Mountains of northeastern Jeff Davis County

Ranch to Market Road 1832 is an isolated road with no major intersections west of its terminus at SH 17 and passes through no cities or towns. The road has narrow lanes and unpaved, grassy shoulders. The route often curves tightly over the contours of the terrain and relies on low-water crossings subject to flooding at streams. The speed limit on RM 1832 is 70 miles per hour (113 km/h) daytime and 65 miles per hour (105 km/h) at night.

The route passes through ranch land along its length. Cattle guards cross the road between pastures, and much of the road is not fenced. Loose livestock pose a hazard to motorists. The land adjoining the road's right of way including unfenced portions is private property.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Jeff Davis County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000Western terminus at Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch
10.85917.476 SH 17Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Ranch to Market Road No. 1832". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  2. ^ Google (2009-12-06). "SH 17 between Fort Davis and RM 1832" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2009-12-06.
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676444.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata

Geographic data related to Ranch to Market Road 1832 at OpenStreetMap