Texas State Highway 49

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State Highway 49 marker

State Highway 49
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length60.84 mi[1][a] (97.91 km)
Existed1923–present
Major junctions
West end US 271 in Mt. Pleasant
 US 259.svg US 259 in Daingerfield
I-369 (Future).svgUS 59.svg Future I-369/US 59 in Jefferson
East endLouisiana 2.svg LA 2 at the Louisiana state line near Trees
Highway system
SH 48SH 50

State Highway 49 (SH 49) is a designated north–south state highway in Texas, running from Mount Pleasant, Texas to a point on the Texas-Louisiana border about three miles (5 km) north of Caddo Lake, where it meets Louisiana Highway 2, which continues onward to Trees, Louisiana. SH 49 covers a total distance of 71.2 miles (114.6 km).

State Highway 49 begins at U.S. Highway 271 in downtown Mount Pleasant, and progresses in a southeasterly direction, merging with US 259 at the city limits of Daingerfield, running concurrently through the center of the town, then joins State Highway 11, forming a triple concurrency for about one-third of a mile, passing an overpass of the former Louisiana and Arkansas Railway with only 13'6" of clearance.[2]

SH 49 leaves Daingerfield to the east, still concurrent with SH 11, crossing the same railway again just east of Daingerfield State Park, then follows alongside the railway into the town of Hughes Springs, whereafter it splits from SH 11, but continues to follow the L&A corridor further to the southeast, crossing State Highway 155 in Avinger, and U.S. Highway 59 (Future Interstate 369) in Jefferson. SH 49 departs from the L&A and veers sharply northeastward to follow the Missouri Pacific Railroad for several miles, then continues further eastward to the state line.

Overall, SH 49 passes through four Texas counties: Titus, Morris, Cass, and Marion.

Previous routes[edit]

Old Texas 49.svg

The route was originally designated on August 21, 1923 along its current route, with an extension farther northwest, terminating in Paris along previously designated SH 35.[3] On February 21, 1938, SH 49 Business was designated in Bogata.[4] On September 26, 1939, the section from Paris to Mt. Pleasant had again been transferred, this time to U.S. Highway 271 (which it was cosigned with since 1935). SH 49 Business was renumbered as Loop 38.

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmi[5]kmDestinationsNotes
TitusMount Pleasant0.00.0 US 271 (Bill Ratliff Freeway)
0.91.4 FM 899 west (1st Street)West end of FM 899 overlap
1.21.9 FM 127 south (O'Tyson Boulevard) / FM 899 east (1st Street)East end of FM 899 overlap
1.93.1
Bus. US 271 (Jefferson Avenue) – Pittsburg
4.97.9 FM 2348
5.58.9 FM 1735 south
7.311.7 FM 1000 north
Morris12.319.8 FM 144 north – OmahaWest end of FM 144 overlap
12.820.6 FM 144 south – CasonEast end of FM 144 overlap
18.329.5 US 259 north – OmahaWest end of US 259 overlap
Daingerfield18.730.1 FM 130 west (Georgia Pacific Drive)
19.331.1 SH 11 west (W.M. Watson Boulevard) – PittsburgWest end of SH 11 overlap
19.631.5 US 259 south (Linda Drive) – LongviewEast end of US 259 overlap
22.035.4 PR 17 – Daingerfield State Park
CassHughes Springs25.541.0 FM 161 / FM 250 south (Taylor Street) – Naples, Lone StarWest end of FM 250 overlap
25.741.4 FM 250 north (Keasler Street) – MariettaEast end of FM 250 overlap
27.143.6 SH 11 east / FM 2612 west – LindenEast end of SH 11 overlap
Avinger34.856.0 SH 155 – Linden, Gilmer
Marion40.264.7 FM 1969 south – Lake O' the Pines
47.075.6 FM 729 west – Lake O' the Pines
48.678.2 FM 728 north – Berea
Jefferson49.679.8 FM 881 north
50.481.1 US 59 (Walcott Street) – Linden, MarshallFuture I-369
50.781.6 FM 134 east (Polk Street) – Karnack
53.686.3 FM 248 north – Lodi
59.095.0 FM 805 east – Caddo Lake
63.2101.7 SH 43 – Atlanta, Marshall
69.4111.7 FM 727 south – Caddo Lake
71.2114.6 LA 2 eastState line; continuation into Louisiana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The certified mileage given is shorter than the actual mileage as TxDOT considers SH 49 to be discontinuous at rather than concurrent with US 259 and SH 11.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, [1]
  2. ^ Low Clearances America's Independent Trucker's Association, Inc.
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676878.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676265.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Google (August 22, 2017). "Overview Map of SH 49" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 22, 2017.