Farm to Market Road 230

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Farm to Market Road 230 marker

Farm to Market Road 230
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 29.688 mi[1] (47.778 km)
Existed: 1945[1] – present
Major junctions
North end: FM 1280 in Lovelady
East end: SH 19 in Trinity
Counties: Houston, Walker, Trinity
Highway system
FM 229 FM 231

Farm to Market Road 230 (FM 230) is a farm to market road in Houston, Walker, and Trinity Counties in Texas.[1]

Route description[edit]

FM 230 begins at an intersection with FM 1280 in Lovelady, one block from that route's intersection with SH 19. The road travels to the southwest through unincorporated Houston County before it reaches the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Eastham Unit, located at the Houston–Walker county line. After passing the prison, FM 230 turns to the east and briefly enters Walker County before crossing into Trinity County. The road then enters Trinity along Main Street, reaching its eastern terminus at SH 19.[2]

As the route was originally designated as a west–east route, reference markers increase from Lovelady to Trinity.[3] However, the segment from Lovelady to the Eastham Unit is now signed south–north, while the segment from the Eastham Unit to Trinity is presently signed west–east.


FM 230 was designated in 1945; the original route began at what was then SH 45 (now SH 19) in Lovelady and traveled 3.5 miles (5.6 km) westward. The route was extended to past Weldon in 1948 and then to the Eastham Unit in 1954. In 1959, FM 230 extended east 5.4 miles. The eastward extension to Trinity occurred in 1960, replacing FM 287 from Trinity to the Walker County Line.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[4] km Destinations Notes
Houston Lovelady 0.0 0.0 FM 1280 – Austonio, Groveton Northern terminus
  6.2 10.0 FM 3151 – Pearson Chapel
  7.5 12.1 FM 2915
  15.3 24.6 TDCJ Eastham Unit
Walker   19.2 30.9 FM 3478 – TDCJ Ellis/Estelle Units
Trinity Trinity 29.7 47.8 SH 19 – Lovelady, Huntsville Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi