Texas State Highway 59

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State Highway 59 marker

State Highway 59
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length56.181 mi[1] (90.415 km)
Existedbefore 1933–present
Major junctions
South end US 281 / US 380 / SH 114 / SH 199 at Jacksboro
 
North end US 82 at St. Jo
Highway system
US 59US 60

State Highway 59 or SH 59 is a state highway that runs from Jacksboro to St. Jo in Texas.

History[edit]

The original SH 59 was designated on August 21, 1923, between Palacios and Midfield, replacing SH 19B.[2] On April 26, 1926, the highway extended to the military camp west of Palacios.[3] On November 15, 1927, the route extended south to Tivoli (though this section was originally designated but unnumbered on October 10, 1927).[4][5] On February 22, 1928, the route extended south to Rockport, replacing part of SH 113. On March 19, 1928, this route was cancelled in exchange for extending SH 57 and rerouting SH 58. On March 19, 1930, SH 59 was designated again between Bowie and Montague, with a proposed extension north to Nocona as a renumbering of SH 2F. On September 26, 1939, it was rerouted, so instead of going north from Montague to Nocona, it ran east from Montague to Saint Jo, replacing SH 175. The old route became new SH 175. On January 10, 1945, it was extended further south to near Jacksboro. On December 17, 1945, FM 454 from Bowie southwest 5 miles was cancelled and combined with SH 59. The final extension into Jacksboro was on October 1, 1968, over previous SH 24, which had been rerouted farther south.

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmi[6]kmDestinationsNotes
JackJacksboro US 281 / US 380 / SH 114Southern terminus
9.315.0 FM 1810
20.432.8 FM 2127
ClayNewport21.434.4 FM 1288
MontagueBowie32.852.8 US 287
33.954.6 US 81
34.154.9 FM 1816
37.059.5 FM 1758
Montague44.371.3 FM 455
44.671.8 SH 175 / FM 1806
St. Jo56.290.4 US 82Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 59". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676878.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676935.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676983.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676984.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Google (December 13, 2015). "Overview of SH 59" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 13, 2015.