Texas State Highway Loop 256
Loop 256 is a loop highway around Palestine, Texas. Loop 256 is a five-lane highway around the city. The southeast side of the loop, from its intersections with US 287/SH 19 S to US 79/84 W, is the only part that is heavily commercially developed.
|Length||10.63 mi (17.11 km)|
|CW end||US 287 / SH 19 at Palestine|
|CCW end||US 287 / SH 19 at Palestine|
The road first appears on maps in 1964 as a six-mile (10 km) road on Palestine's east side, connecting U.S. Highway 287 with State Highway 155. During the 1970s, 1980s, and the early 1990s the loop was expanded to finally form a complete circle around the core of the city.
Loop 256 was designated on October 31, 1958 from SH 155 northeast of Palestine southward to US 287. On September 27, 1960, Loop 256 extended northwest to US 79. On July 31, 1969, Loop 256 extended back to SH 155, making it a full loop.