Farm to Market Road 1197
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length:||13.336 mi (21.462 km)|
|Existed:||1949 – present|
|South end:||FM 2332 near Hurnville|
|North end:||US 82 in Henrietta|
The southern terminus of FM 1197 is at US 82 in downtown Henrietta, and the route travels north along North Bridge Street through the city, passing the rodeo grounds, city square, the Clay County Courthouse, and Henrietta Reservoir. After leaving Henrietta, the two-lane, shoulderless route crosses the Little Wichita River and passes through the farming areas of northern Clay County before ending at an intersection with FM 2332 northeast of Hurnville.
FM 1197 was first designated in 1949. Its original southern terminus was at an intersection with SH 148 north of Henrietta, while its northern terminus was south of Hurnville. The southern terminus was relocated to US 82 within the city of Henrietta in 1950, making FM 1197 a true north–south route. While the southern terminus has remained unchanged, the route was extended at its other end several times: through Hurnville in 1951, to Stanfield in 1954, and then southward again in 1955. By 1957 the route designation was such that it formed a complete loop with US 82, with its "northern" terminus, now at the Montague County line; however, this extension was canceled the same year. In 1960, the route designation was truncated its current terminus at FM 2332, with the remainder of the route, including the 1957 extension, becoming part of that route.
The entire route is in Clay County.
|Henrietta||0.0||0.0||US 82 – Wichita Falls, Nocona||Southern terminus|
|13.3||21.4||FM 2332 – Petrolia, Stanfield||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Farm to Market Road No. 1197". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-04-06.
- Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 388. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/388.pdf. Retrieved 2011-04-06.[dead link]
- Google, Inc. "Overview map of Farm to Market Road 1197 Distances Between Interchanges". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=S+Bridge+St%2FFarm+to+Market+Rd+1197&daddr=Farm+to+Market+Rd+1197+to:Farm+to+Market+Rd+1197&hl=en&geocode=FVD5AwIdkagl-g%3BFUT7BAIdftUl-g%3BFWKQBgIdHmwm-g&mra=dme&mrsp=0&sz=17&sll=33.817128,-98.195436&sspn=0.007291,0.016512&ie=UTF8&ll=33.916013,-98.121643&spn=0.233055,0.528374&z=12. Retrieved 2011-04-06.