Farm to Market Road 1863
|Length:||17.097 mi (27.515 km)|
|Existed:||1952 – present|
|West end:||US 281 in Bulverde|
|FM 3009 in Bulverde|
|East end:||SH 46 in New Braunfels|
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. 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.
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). 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.
The entire route is in Comal County.
|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
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Farm to Market Road No. 1863". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 403. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/403.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-05.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Farm to Market Road No. 1274". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation.
- Google Inc. "Overview map of Farm to Market Road 1863 Distances Between Interchanges". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Bulverde+Rd%2FFarm-To-Market+Rd+1863+E&daddr=Farm-To-Market+Rd+1863+E+to:Farm-To-Market+Rd+1863+E&hl=en&geocode=FULYxQEd9v4h-g%3BFdZxxQEdIugj-g%3BFbCCxQEd7Osl-g&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=18&sll=29.743075,-98.43433&sspn=0.004015,0.008256&ie=UTF8&ll=29.730396,-98.276825&spn=0.256989,0.528374&z=12. Retrieved 2011-01-05.