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Farm to Market Road 4

Farm to Market Road 4, Farm Road 4, or FM 4 is a Texas state road that runs from Grandview north and west to Jacksboro. FM 4 was designated in March 1942. FM 4 is, as of 2012, one of the longest Farm to Market Roads in the state of Texas.

Farm to Market Road 4 marker

Farm to Market Road 4
Route information
Length116.189 mi[1] (186.988 km)
ExistedMarch 26, 1942[1]–present
Major junctions
South end SH 81 at Grandview
  SH 174 at Cleburne

US 67 at Cleburne
US 377 at Granbury
US 281
I-20 near Santo
US 180 at Palo Pinto
SH 254 near Graford

SH 337 at Graford
North end US 380 at Jacksboro
Location
CountiesJohnson, Hood, Palo Pinto, Jack
Highway system
Loop 4PR 4

Route DescriptionEdit

FM 4 begins at its southern terminus with Texas State Highway 81, in Grandview. FM 4 then proceeds through Grandview, and passes the Grandview Cemetery. FM 4 passes several small communities and several large farms before reaching the city of Cleburne. It passes through the Rose Hill Cemetery, before concurring with Texas State Highway 171/Texas State Highway 174. FM 4 then passes through downtown Cleburne, before reaching the end of the concurrency, just north of downtown. FM 4 then passes several small neighborhoods, and Cleburne Municipal Airport, before exiting Cleburne at its junction with US 67.[2]

FM 4 then proceeds through rolling, hilly farmland of North Texas, passing a few small communities and concurring and intersecting with several other farm roads and county roads. FM 4 then proceeds through Acton, before passing through Granbury, Lipan, Santo, Palo Pinto, and reaching its northern terminus at Jacksboro.[2]

HistoryEdit

The route was designated on March 26, 1942 between Santo and U.S. Highway 80, replacing Spur 40.[3] The route was extended north to the end of FM 130 in Lone Camp on July 11, 1945. The route was extended to U.S. Highway 180 on September 6, 1945, replacing FM 130. The route was extended southeast to Granbury on October 23, 1949, replacing FM 7. On December 17, 1952, the route had been extended north to a road intersection south of the Brazos River, replacing FM 1193. On December 19, 1955, the route had been extended north across the river to Graford, replacing FM 1194. On December 20, 1984, when the district combined several farm to market roads with other ones, FM 4 was extended north to Jacksboro, replacing FM 206.[4] On February 25, 1985, an amendment to the previous request, FM 4 extended south to then U.S. Highway 81 (now SH 81) at Grandview, replacing FM 208[5] and FM 110.[6]

The Honda Sport Touring Association has named the section between Palo Pinto and Granbury, through the Palo Pinto Mountains, one of Texas' top ten roads for riding enjoyment and scenery.[7]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
JohnsonGrandview0.00.0   SH 81 / FM 916 eastSouthern terminus; Southern end of FM 916 concurrency
1.01.6  FM 916 west – Rio VistaNorthern end of FM 916 concurrency
9.515.3  FM 2415 east
Cleburne12.019.3  FM 3136 north
12.720.4  FM 2135 south
13.621.9   SH 171 south / SH 174 south (S. Main Street) – Meridian, Hillsboro, Rio VistaSouthern end of SH 171/SH 174 concurrency
14.122.7 
  Bus. US 67 east (E. Chambers Street)
14.122.7 
   Bus. US 67 west (E. Henderson Street)
Access to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
15.725.3   SH 171 north / SH 174 north (N. Main Street)Northern end of SH 171/SH 174 concurrency
18.730.1  US 67Interchange
25.541.0  FM 2331 south – BonoSouthern end of FM 2331 concurrency
26.342.3  FM 2331 north – GodleyNorthern end of FM 2331 concurrency
HoodActon35.557.1  FM 167 south (Fall Creek Highway)Southern end of FM 167 concurrency
36.158.1  FM 167 north (Fall Creek Highway)Northern end of FM 167 concurrency
Granbury38.962.6  US 377 north / Meander Road – Fort WorthEastern end of US 377 concurrency
40.965.8  US 377 north – StephenvilleWestern end of US 377 concurrency
41.266.3   
  Bus. US 377 (Pearl Street)
Eastern end of US 377 Bus. concurrency
42.668.6   
  Bus. US 377 south (Pearl Street)
Western end of US 377 Bus. concurrency
42.668.6  FM 51 south (North Houston Street)Southern end of FM 51 concurrency
43.169.4  FM 51 north (North Houston Street) – WeatherfordNorthern end of FM 51 concurrency
Thorp Spring46.474.7  FM 2580 north (Tin Top Highway)
57.191.9  FM 1543 north (Rocky Branch Highway) – Dennis
Lipan6198  FM 1189 north (Dennis Road) – DennisEastern end of FM 1189 concurrency
61.298.5  FM 1189 south (S. Caddo Street) – Morgan MillWestern end of FM 1189 concurrency
Palo Pinto65.9106.1  US 281 – Stephenville, Mineral Wells
68.9110.9  FM 2803 south – Patillo
72.4116.5  I-20 – Abilene, Fort WorthI-20 exit 380
Santo75.1120.9  FM 2201 east
75.4121.3  FM 129 north – Brazos
81.5131.2  RM 3137 west – Lake Palo Pinto Causeway
Palo Pinto89.1143.4  US 180 west – BreckenridgeWestern end of US 180 concurrency
89.6144.2  US 180 east – Mineral WellsEastern end of US 180 concurrency
102.5165.0  SH 254 west – GrahamWestern end of SH 254 concurrency
Graford103.3166.2   SH 337 to US 180 – Graham
104.0167.4  SH 254 east (West Lee Avenue)Eastern end of SH 254 concurrency
104.1167.5  Loop 397 east (Powell Avenue)
Jack114.0183.5  FM 2210 east (Bartons Chapel Road) – Perrin
Jacksboro124.6200.5  US 380 – Graham, JacksboroNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Note that the total mileage when listed by junctions does not agree with the total mileage certified by the Texas Department of Transportation because the number given by TxDOT does not include concurrencies.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 4". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
  2. ^ a b c Overview Map of Farm to Market Road 4 Distances Between Intersections (Map). Google Maps.
  3. ^ "State Highway Loop No. 40". Archived from the original on 2012-10-13. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  4. ^ "Farm to Market Road No. 206". Archived from the original on 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2010-04-05.
  5. ^ "Farm to Market Road No. 208". Archived from the original on 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2010-04-05.
  6. ^ "Farm to Market Road No. 110". Archived from the original on 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2010-04-05.
  7. ^ "Texas' Top Ten Roads". Retrieved 2008-08-23.