Farm to Market Road 1280

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Farm to Market Road 1280 marker

Farm to Market Road 1280
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 34.005 mi[1] (54.726 km)
Existed: 1949 – present
Major junctions
West end: CR 3190/CR 3220 in Ash
  SH 21 in Austonio
SH 19 in Lovelady
East end: US 287 northwest of Groveton
Location
Counties: Houston, Trinity
Highway system
FM 1279 FM 1281

Farm to Market Road 1280 (FM 1280) is farm to market road in Houston and Trinity Counties in Texas.[1]

Route description[edit]

FM 1280 begins in the unincorporated community of Ash in Houston County, at the intersection of County Roads 3190 and 3220.[2] The route proceeds to the east, curving to the southeast to intersect SH 21 in Austonio.[3] 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.[1][3]

History[edit]

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. [1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[4] km Destinations Notes
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
Lovelady 16.8 27.0 FM 230
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

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