Texas State Highway 102

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State Highway 102 marker

State Highway 102
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length22.761 mi[1] (36.630 km)
Existed1990 (signed in 1955)[1]–present
Major junctions
West end NM 421 near Sedan, NM
East end US 87 near Dalhart
Location
CountiesDallam
Highway system
SH 101SH 103

State Highway 102 (SH 102) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The highway begins at the New Mexico state line near Sedan, New Mexico as a continuation of New Mexico State Road 421 ending at U.S. Route 87 near Dalhart. SH 102 is located in southwestern and south central Dallam County and does not pass through any cities or towns. The highway was first designated in 1948 as a Farm to Market Road before eventually being upgraded to its current highway designation.

Route description[edit]

SH 102 begins where NM 421, an 8.1-mile (13.0 km) route approaching from NM 402 between Clayton, New Mexico and Amistad, New Mexico, crosses the state line near Sedan.[2] SH 102 intersects FM 296 to Texline just east of the state line. The highway has a short concurrency with FM 3110 before terminating at US 87 7.0 miles (11.3 km) northwest of Dalhart.[1][3]

The 27.7-mile (44.6 km)[4] rural highway passes through no cities or towns and intersects no major highways between its termini. SH 102 travels in a straight line for almost its entire length encountering only flat High Plains terrain.[5][6]

History[edit]

SH 102 was originally designated on February 17, 1925, from Claude to Panhandle.[7] On May 4, 1925, SH 102 was also designated over a route from Taylor via Lexington to Caldwell in Williamson, Milam, Lee, and Burleson counties.[8][9] On March 18, 1927, the route from Claude to Panhandle was renumbered as part of a new SH 117, leaving only one SH 102 from Taylor via Lexington to Caldwell. On October 20, 1931, SH 102 was cancelled.[10] On March 2, 1932, SH 102 was restored from Taylor to Lexigton only.[11][12][13] This route was renamed FM 112 on October 24, 1944.[1][14]

Image of FM 808 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 808. The black background contains the word FARM in the upper right corner and the word ROAD in the lower left corner.

The current highway was first designated as Farm to Market Road 808 from the eastern terminus at US 87 to a point 13.3 miles (21.4 km) westward on July 20, 1948, along with FM 807 in the same county.[15] The road was extended to the New Mexico state line on December 16, 1948.[15] During the 1950s, NM 102 was extended eastward from Sedan to the state line meeting FM 808.[16] On March 30, 1955, the Texas highway department began signing the road as SH 102 in conformance at that time with the New Mexico numbering, but the road officially retained its FM 808 designation.[1] The portion of NM 102 approaching the state line was renumbered NM 421 in 1988.[16][17] The road officially achieved its SH 102 designation on August 29, 1990,[1] and the FM 808 designation was decommissioned.[15]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Dallam County.

Locationmi[4]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0 NM 421 – Sedan, NMWestern terminus where roadway continues as NM 421 into Union County, NM
0.00.0 FM 296 – Texline
9.315.0 FM 3110 southWestern end of FM 3110 concurrency
9.415.1 FM 3110 northEastern end of FM 3110 concurrency
22.736.5 US 87 – Dalhart, TexlineEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 102". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  2. ^ "State Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. p. 21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-10-29. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  3. ^ County Grid Map (Map) (2010 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 126-127, 155. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-10-12. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  4. ^ a b Google (2010-11-25). "Route of SH 102" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  5. ^ Clayton, New Mexico-Texas (PDF) (Map) (1982 ed.). 1:100,000. 30x60 minute series (topographic). United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  6. ^ Dalhart, Texas (PDF) (Map) (1982 ed.). 1:100,000. 30x60 minute series (topographic). United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  7. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676899.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676905.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ Official Highway Map of Texas (Map) (1926 ed.). 1"=30 mi. Texas State Highway Commission. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  10. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673807.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673811.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ Official Highway Map of Texas (Map) (1928 ed.). 1 ⅛"=20 mi. Texas State Highway Commission. Revised to 3-1-1929. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2010-11-25. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  13. ^ Official Map of the Highway System of Texas (Map) (June 15, 1933 ed.). ⅞"=30 mi. Cartography by R. M. Stene. Texas State Highway Commission. § M21-M22. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  14. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 112". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  15. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 808". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  16. ^ a b Riner, Steve (May 21, 2009). "Details of New Mexico State Routes 101-125". The Unofficial New Mexico Highways Page. Retrieved 2010-11-25. External link in |work= (help)[unreliable source]
  17. ^ Riner, Steve (November 2, 2009). "Details of New Mexico State Routes 401-450". The Unofficial New Mexico Highways Page. Retrieved 2010-11-25. External link in |work= (help)[unreliable source]