Farm to Market Road 1280
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length:||34.005 mi (54.726 km)|
|Existed:||1949 – present|
|West end:||CR 3190/CR 3220 in Ash|
| SH 21 in Austonio
SH 19 in Lovelady
|East end:||US 287 northwest of Groveton|
FM 1280 begins in the unincorporated community of Ash in Houston County, at the intersection of County Roads 3190 and 3220. The route proceeds to the east, curving to the southeast to intersect SH 21 in Austonio. It curves back toward the east, passing through the former town of Pearson Chapel, where it intersects FM 3151, before meeting FM 230 and SH 19 in Lovelady. FM 1280 passes Holly before dipping into Trinity County, where it provides access to the communities of Zion Hill and Friday. The route reaches its eastern terminus at a junction with US 287 within the boundaries of the Davy Crockett National Forest shortly thereafter.
FM 1280 was designated in 1949; the original route was from its eastern terminus near Groveton westward approximately 7.8 miles (12.6 km). It was extended further west to the Houston County line in 1951, and the following year it was extended to Lovelady, replacing FM 1273, which went from SH 45 (now SH 19) east 3.5 miles. In 1954, FM 1280 extended 6.3 miles to Pearsons Chapel. In 1956, FM 1280 extended west to Ash, replacing FM 1732 which started at SH 21. 
|Houston||Ash||0.0||0.0||CR 3190/CR 3220||Western terminus|
|Austonio||3.9||6.3||SH 21 – Madisonville, Crockett|
|Pearson Chapel||10.4||16.7||FM 3151|
|16.9||27.2||SH 19 – Trinity, Crockett|
|Smith Grove||20.6||33.2||FM 1309|
|23.6||38.0||FM 2781 – Pennington|
|Trinity||Groveton||34.0||54.7||US 287 – Groveton, Crockett||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Farm to Market Road No. 1280". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
- Texas Department of Transportation Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Map Book (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 536. Retrieved October 28, 2012.[dead link]
- Texas Department of Transportation Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Map Book (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 557. Retrieved October 28, 2012.[dead link]
- Google (October 28, 2012). "FM 1280 Overview Map with Major Intersections" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 28, 2012.