Farm to Market Road 1863

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Farm to Market Road 1863 marker

Farm to Market Road 1863
Route information
Length: 17.097 mi[1] (27.515 km)
Existed: 1952 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 281 in Bulverde
  FM 3009 in Bulverde
East end: SH 46 in New Braunfels
Counties: Comal, Bexar
Highway system
FM 1862 FM 1864

Farm to Market Road 1863 (FM 1863) is a 17.097 mi (27.515 km) farm to market road located primarily in Comal County, Texas.[1]

Route description[edit]

FM 1863 begins in Bulverde, at an interchange with US 281, and travels east through the southern portion of the city. Due to the manner in which the route was constructed, the route briefly enters Bexar County before returning to Comal County.[2] It has an intersection with FM 3009 near the Bulverde city limits. It continues eastward, eventually entering New Braunfels and ending at a junction with SH 46.[1]


A previous route known as FM 1863 was designated in 1951 in Nacogdoches County from SH 21 near Chireno northward 6.3 miles to a road intersection. In 1952, that route's mileage was transferred to FM 1274 (which would become FM 95 in 1964).[3] The current designation for FM 1863 was introduced in 1952 on that same day; at that time, the route's western terminus was listed as a "road intersection" 4 miles west of SH 46. The designation was extended to the west 4.4 miles in 1954. In 1956, the route was extended northwest 5 miles, and then extended westward to US 281 in 1957.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Comal County.

Location Mile[4] km Destinations Notes
Bulverde 0.0 0.0 US 281 – San Antonio, Johnson City Western terminus
8.6 13.8 FM 3009 – Garden Ridge, Schertz
New Braunfels 17.1 27.5 SH 46 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi