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Farm to Market Road 1161 (FM 1161) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas that remains within Wharton County. The two-lane highway begins at FM 102 at Egypt, heads in an easterly direction through Spanish Camp and Hungerford and ends at a rural road to the east of Hungerford.

Farm to Market Road 1161 marker

Farm to Market Road 1161
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length13.933 mi[1] (22.423 km)
ExistedFebruary 25, 1949 (1949-02-25)[1]–present
Major junctions
West end FM 102 in Egypt
  FM 640 in Spanish Camp

SH 60 / BL I-69 / Bus. US 59 in Hungerford

Future I-69 / US 59 in Hungerford
East endBoone's Bend Road
Location
CountiesWharton
Highway system
FM 1160FM 1162

Route descriptionEdit

A two-lane highway along its entire route, FM 1161 begins at a stop sign on FM 102 in Egypt and heads to the east-southeast past the local post office.[2] At 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from its starting point, FM 1164 passes the Heard Northington Plantation Museum and two state historical markers.[3] After continuing to the east-southeast for 3.5 miles (5.6 km) and passing the Camp Zion Cemetery, the highway arrives at the intersection with FM 640. At the junction, FM 1161 turns sharply to the northeast as it goes through the community of Spanish Camp. From FM 640 to State Highway 60 (SH 60) is a distance of 6.4 miles (10.3 km). In this stretch, the highway heads first east-northeast, then east and finally east-southeast before crossing the Union Pacific Railroad and coming to a two-way stop sign at SH 60 and Business Interstate 69/Business U.S. Route 59. FM 1161 goes through the southern part of Hungerford for 0.4 miles (0.6 km) before crossing a bridge over Interstate 69 (I-69)/U.S. Route 59 (US 59). Traffic on FM 1161 can access I-69/US 59 in both directions via a half-cloverleaf on the south side. From I-69/US 59 to the end of FM 1161 at Boone's Bend Road is an additional 3.1 miles (5.0 km).[2]

HistoryEdit

FM 1161 was originally designated on February 25, 1949, to start at FM 102 in Egypt and go eastward a distance of roughly 10.5 miles (16.9 km) to US 59 near Hungerford. On May 23, 1951, the highway was extended farther east to an unnamed intersection, making a total distance of 11.6 miles (18.7 km). On November 20, 1951 a final eastward extension of about 2.4 miles (3.9 km) was authorized.[1]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire highway is in Wharton County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Egypt0.00.0  FM 102 – Eagle Lake, WhartonWestern terminus of FM 1161
Spanish Camp4.06.4  FM 640 – Glen FloraNorthern terminus of FM 640
Hungerford10.416.7   
    SH 60 / BL I-69 / Bus. US 59 – East Bernard, Wharton
10.817.4  
   Future I-69 / US 59 – Wharton, Rosenberg, Houston
I-69/US 59 exit 81; U.S. 59 is the future Interstate 69
13.922.4Boone's Bend RoadEastern terminus of FM 1161
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 1161". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Google (May 28, 2013). "Farm to Market Road 1161" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Discover Historic Egypt, Texas: Plantation". egypttexas.org. Retrieved 28 May 2013.