Texas State Highway 148

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State Highway 148 marker

State Highway 148
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length55.15 mi[1] (88.76 km)
Major junctions
South end US 281 / SH 114 at Jacksboro
North[2] end SH 79 at Petrolia
Highway system
SH 147SH 149

State Highway 148, or SH 148, is a north–south state highway that runs from U.S. Highway 281 (US 281) in Jacksboro through Henrietta to SH 79 in Petrolia.

Route description[edit]

SH 148 is a two-lane improved surface highway that connects the various farming and economic centers of Jack and Clay Counties. Almost all of the route is rural and traffic is rarely a concern anywhere along the route. In Henrietta, the route parallels US 82 approximately 1.4 miles (2.3 km) west and then splits north toward Petrolia.


SH 148 was originally designated on March 19, 1930 along a route from the Red River northwest of Petrolia via Henrietta to Antelope as a renumbering of SH 25A. On October 26, 1932, the section south of Henrietta was cancelled.[3] The route was extended to Jacksboro on November 18, 1938.[4] On August 1, 1941, the section of SH 148 north of Charlie was cancelled and obliterated, as the bridge was destroyed due to flooding. The section north of Petrolia was transferred to FM 810 on August 24, 1948. In 1974, Highway 148 became nationally significant due to its appearance in the movie The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Major intersections[edit]

JackJacksboro US 281 / SH 114Southern terminus
FM 2190
FM 2127
Clay FM 175
FM 174
FM 173
FM 1883
FM 172
Henrietta FM 2847
US 287
US 82
Petrolia FM 2332
SH 79 / FM 810Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 148". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673818.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673818.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676252.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)