Texas State Highway 300

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State Highway 300
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length18.624 mi[1] (29.972 km)
ExistedAugust 2, 1968[1]–present
Major junctions
South end US 80 at Longview
  Loop 281 in Longview
North end US 271 / SH 155 at Gilmer
Location
CountiesGregg, Upshur
Highway system
SH 299SH 301

State Highway 300 or SH 300 is a Texas state highway that runs from Longview northwest to Gilmer. It is also known as Gilmer Road in Gregg County.

Route description[edit]

SH 300 begins at an intersection with U.S. Route 80 on the west side of Longview, and travels northwest through residential sections of the city. The route continues to the northwest, passing through agricultural sections of southeastern Upshur County before reaching its terminus at U.S. Route 271 and State Highway 155 on the far southern edge of Gilmer. The route travels nearly 19 miles.

History[edit]

SH 300 was previously designated on January 23, 1939 on a route from Atlanta south to Frazier Creek. On November 20, 1939, SH 300 extended south to SH 49.[2] The route was redesignated on December 16, 1943 as SH 43 when it was extended farther north.[3] The current route was designated on August 2, 1968, replacing FM 1403.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
GreggLongview US 80 (West Marshall Avenue)
Loop 281 – LeTourneau University, Kilgore College, Texas Baptist College, UTT Longview, Airport
FM 2275 west (East George Richey Road) – Gladewater
UpshurEast Mountain FM 1844 – East Mountain, Union Grove, Judson
FM 3358 north
FM 726 – West Mountain, Glenwood
FM 3358 south / Grouse Road
Gilmer US 271 / SH 155 – Tyler, Gladewater, Pittsburg
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 300". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 1, 2010.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676256.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 43". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 1403". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 21, 2017.