Farm to Market Road 173
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length:||0.944 mi (1.519 km)|
|Existed:||1945 – present|
|West end:||Old Joy–Shannon Rd. in Joy|
|East end:||SH 148|
FM 173's western terminus is in the unincorporated community of Joy, at an intersection with Old Joy–Shannon Road. The road travels approximately 0.9 miles (1.4 km) to the east before ending at SH 148, which connects to Henrietta to the north and Jacksboro to the south.
FM 173 is two-lane and shoulderless for its entire length. It is the shorterst farm to market road in Clay County, and one of the shortest in the state.
FM 173 was designated in 1945. Its routing has not changed.
The entire route is in Clay County.
|Joy||0.0||0.0||Old Joy–Shannon Rd.||Western terminus|
|0.9||1.4||SH 148 – Henrietta, Jacksboro||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Farm to Market Road No. 173". 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. 389. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/389.pdf. Retrieved 2011-04-06.[dead link]
- Google Inc. "Overview map of Farm to Market Road 173 Distances Between Interchanges". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Farm+to+Market+Rd+173&daddr=Farm+to+Market+Rd+173&hl=en&geocode=FV5VAAIdvVgl-g%3BFc9UAAIdzpcl-g&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=17&sll=33.577031,-98.201294&sspn=0.007634,0.016512&ie=UTF8&ll=33.575512,-98.206058&spn=0.015267,0.033023&z=16. Retrieved 2011-04-06.