Texas State Highway 61

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State Highway 61
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length21.426 mi[1] (34.482 km)
Existed1923–present
Major junctions
South endWashington Ave. in Anahuac
  SH 65 in Four Corners
I-10
North endUS 90.svg US 90 in Devers
Location
CountiesChambers, Liberty
Highway system
SH 60SH 62

Texas State Highway 61 (SH 61) is a 21.426-mile (34.482 km) state highway in southeast Texas. It connects Anahuac in Chambers County to Devers in Liberty County.[1]

Route description[edit]

The southern terminus of SH 61 is in Anahuac, along Washington Avenue; state maintenance begins just south of Stowell Street.[2] The route travels north into Anahuac before turning to the east. It passes the Chambers County Airport before an intersection with SH 65; SH 61 turns to the north, while SH 65 continues east. SH 61 crosses IH 10 near the community of Turtle Bayou, northeast of Lake Anahuac.[3] The route travels north into Liberty County before reaching its northern terminus in Devers at US 90.[1]

History[edit]

SH 61 was designated on August 21, 1923 from Devers to Anahuac replacing part of SH 35A (the rest was cancelled).[4] Its official designation has remained unchanged since the 1939 redescription of the Texas highway system.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[5]kmDestinationsNotes
ChambersAnahuac0.00.0Washington AvenueSouthern terminus; state maintenance ends
1.11.8 FM 563 – Turtle Bayou
Four Corners3.15.0 SH 65 / FM 562 – Stowell, Double Bayou
5.28.4 FM 2041
6.911.1 I-10 – Houston, BeaumontI-10 exit 813.
Hankamer9.114.6 FM 1663 – Winnie
Liberty15.524.9 FM 1410
Devers21.434.4 US 90 – Liberty, BeaumontNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 61". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 600. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-01-07.[dead link]
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 599. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-01-07.[dead link]
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676878.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Google (2011-01-07). "Overview map of Texas State Highway 61 Distances Between Interchanges" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-01-07.