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State Highway 15, or SH 15, runs from the Texas-Oklahoma boundary 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Follett to US 54 in Stratford.

State Highway 15 marker

State Highway 15
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length125.2 mi[1] (201.5 km)
Existed1954[1]–present
Major junctions
West end US 54 at Stratford
  US 83 in Perryton
East end SH-15 east of Follett
Highway system
PR 14Loop 15

On October 26, 1954, SH 117 was redesignated as SH 15 for its entire route from the Texas/Oklahoma state line in Lipscomb County through the northeast Panhandle to an intersection with U.S. Highway 287 at Claude. The route was renumbered to correspond to the connecting Oklahoma State Highway 15. On September 1, 1965, the section from Spearman southward was redesignated as SH 207, while SH 15 was rerouted westward to Stratford over cancelled routes SH 282 and FM 289.

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Route descriptionEdit

SH 15 begins at an intersection with US 54 in Stratford. It travels eastward through the far northern reaches of the Texas Panhandle, mainly through farmlands. The route passes through the towns of Spearman and Perryton, before exiting eastward into Northwest Oklahoma, where the road transitions to Oklahoma State Highway 15.

Previous routeEdit

SH 15 was one of the original twenty five state highways proposed on June 21, 1917, overlaid on top of the Dallas-Louisiana Highway.[2] From 1917 the routing mostly followed present day U.S. Highway 80 from Dallas to Wills Point. It continued on, routed along present day SH 64 from Wills Point into Tyler and up U.S. Highway 271 into Gladewater, and east along US 80 into Longview. On June 17, 1918, the section of SH 15 from Gladewater to Longview was transferred to SH 11. On January 21, 1919, an alternate route of SH 15 was designated east of Wills Point, going through Mineola to Gladewater, via US 80.[3]

On November 27, 1922, The section of SH 15 from Wills Point to Tyler was redesignated as SH 15A, which extended to Carthage.[4] The section of SH 15 from Tyler to Gladewater was transferred to an extended SH 31. On August 21, 1923, SH 15A was renumbered as SH 64.[5] On October 26, 1925, SH 15A was designated from Gladewater to Kilgore. On March 19, 1930, this became part of SH 135. On September 18, 1929, another SH 15A was designated along the Scyene Road from SH 15 to SH 14.[6] This highway was erroneously omitted on the March 19, 1930 log, so was unnumbered that day. On November 30, 1932, the former SH 15A was added to the state highway log, but was renumbered as SH 183.

SH 15 was extended east to the Louisiana border on August 21, 1923, replacing a section of SH 11. In 1926, U.S. Highway 80 was routed over SH 15. The routes were marked concurrently. On December 16, 1929, SH 15 extended west to Fort Worth.[7] On June 24, 1931, this extension to Fort Worth was cancelled.[8] On September 11, 1934, SH 15 extended west back to Fort Worth.[9] On August 8, 1935, SH 15 was extended west via Albany via Seminole to the Texas-New Mexico boundary, replacing SH 83 and part of SH 1A, though this was not effective until September 1, 1935.[10] On September 26, 1939, the section of SH 15 east of Albany was deleted (already part of US 80 and US 80 Alternate). The remainder of SH 15 was redesignated as US 180 on September 6, 1943.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
ShermanStratford  US 54 (Texas Street) – Dalhart, Texhoma
  FM 2232 south
  FM 119 – Texhoma, Sunray
  FM 1290 north – Texhoma
Hansford  FM 1573 west – Sunray
  FM 1262 north – Guymon
Gruver  SH 136 north – Guymonwest end of SH 136 overlap
   SH 136 south (Main Avenue) / FM 278 east – Stinnetteast end of SH 136 overlap
  Loop 84 west – Gruver
  SH 207 north – Guymonwest end of SH 207 overlap
  FM 2018 west – Sunray
  FM 2387 north – Hardesty
Spearman   FM 760 north – Lake Palo Duro, Airportwest end of FM 760 overlap
  SH 207 south – Stinnetteast end of SH 207 overlap
   FM 759 east / FM 760 south (West Kenneth Avenue)east end of FM 760 overlap
Ochiltree  FM 1267 east
Farnsworth  FM 376 south
  Spur 192 east – Frank Phillips College Allen Campus
Perryton  Loop 143
  US 83 (Main Street) – Liberal, Canadian
  Loop 143
LipscombBooker  SH 23 – Beaver, Canadian
Darrouzett  FM 2172 south
  RM 2248 north
  SH 305 south – Lipscomb
  FM 1455
Follett  FM 2741 northwest end of FM 2741 overlap
  FM 2741 south (South Main Street)east end of FM 2741 overlap
  FM 1454 south – Higginswest end of FM 1454 overlap
  FM 1454 northeast end of FM 1454 overlap
  SH-15 east – ShattuckOklahoma state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Texas Department of Transportation, [1]
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676699.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676786.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676869.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676878.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673786.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673789.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673804.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673856.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673871.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)