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Farm to Market Road 855, or FM 855, runs about 11.6 miles (18.7 km) from just east of Cuney, Texas, north and east, to Mount Selman.

Farm to Market Road 855 marker

Farm to Market Road 855
Route information
Length11.60 mi[1] (18.67 km)
Existed1948[1]–present
Major junctions
West end US 175 east of Cuney
East end US 69 in Mount Selman
Location
CountiesCherokee
Highway system
FM 854FM 856

Route descriptionEdit

FM 855 has no local street names. Rural for the most part, the landscape along the road includes rolling hills of alternating open pastures and trees. The east shore of Lake Palestine can be seen to the west of the road just south of the FM 346 intersection. The road serves just the two towns of Cuney and Mount Selman, as well as the southeast portion of Lake Palestine, all in the northwest part of Cherokee County.

HistoryEdit

After initial commissioning on October 29, 1948, the road spanned 5.2 miles (8.4 km) in length from Mount Selman westward. An extension was commissioned on November 20, 1951 to connect FM 855 at its current west terminus at US 175. One railroad previously crossed FM 855 at-grade, on the approach from the west prior to the east terminus at US 69; the Cotton Belt Rail Line there was abandoned and removed in the mid-1980s.

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Cherokee County.

Locationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
Cuney0.00.0  US 175 – Jacksonville, FrankstonWestern terminus
2.84.5  FM 3198 – Lake Palestine
3.86.1  FM 346 – Teaselville, Flint
4.87.7  FM 2137 – Bullard
Mount Selman11.618.7  US 69 – Tyler, JacksonvilleEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 855". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ General Highway Map, Cherokee County, Texas (JPG) (Map). Texas Department of Transportation. 1990. Retrieved September 21, 2011.