Farm to Market Road 1161
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.
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length||13.933 mi (22.423 km)|
|Existed||February 25, 1949–present|
|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 end||Boone's Bend Road|
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. At 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from its starting point, FM 1164 passes the Heard Northington Plantation Museum and two state historical markers. 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).
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.
The entire highway is in Wharton County.
|Egypt||0.0||0.0||FM 102 – Eagle Lake, Wharton||Western terminus of FM 1161|
|Spanish Camp||4.0||6.4||FM 640 – Glen Flora||Northern terminus of FM 640|
SH 60 / BL I-69 / Bus. US 59 – East Bernard, Wharton
Future I-69 / US 59 – Wharton, Rosenberg, Houston
|I-69/US 59 exit 81; U.S. 59 is the future Interstate 69|
|||13.9||22.4||Boone's Bend Road||Eastern terminus of FM 1161|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 1161". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
- Google (May 28, 2013). "Farm to Market Road 1161" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
- "Discover Historic Egypt, Texas: Plantation". egypttexas.org. Retrieved 28 May 2013.