Farm to Market Road 173

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Farm to Market Road 173 marker

Farm to Market Road 173
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 0.944 mi[1] (1.519 km)
Existed: 1945 – present
Major junctions
West end: Old Joy–Shannon Rd. in Joy
East end: SH 148
Counties: Clay
Highway system
FM 172 FM 174

Farm to Market Road 173 (FM 173) is a short farm to market road in Clay County, Texas.[1]

Route description[edit]

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.[2]

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.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Clay County.

Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
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