Farm to Market Road 4

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Farm to Market Road 4 marker

Farm to Market Road 4
Route information
Length: 116.189 mi[1] (186.988 km)
Existed: March 26, 1942[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: SH 81 at Grandview
 

SH 174 at Cleburne
US 67 at Cleburne
US 377 at Granbury
US 281
I-20 near Santo
US 180 at Palo Pinto
SH 254 near Graford

SH 337 at Graford
North end: US 380 at Jacksboro
Location
Counties: Johnson, Hood, Palo Pinto, Jack
Highway system
FM 3 FM 5

Farm to Market Road 4, Farm Road 4, or FM 4 is a Texas state road that runs from Grandview north and west to Jacksboro. FM 4 was designated in March 1942. FM 4 is, as of 2012, one of the longest Farm to Market Roads in the state of Texas.

Route Description[edit]

FM 4 begins at its southern terminus with Texas State Highway 81, in Grandview. FM 4 then proceeds through Grandview, and passes the Grandview Cemetery. FM 4 passes several small communities and several large farms before reaching the city of Cleburne. It passes through the Rose Hill Cemetery, before concurring with Texas State Highway 171/Texas State Highway 174. FM 4 then passes through downtown Cleburne, before reaching the end of the concurrency, just north of downtown. FM 4 then passes several small neighborhoods, and Cleburne Municipal Airport, before exiting Cleburne at its junction with US 67.[2]

FM 4 then proceeds through rolling, hilly farmland of North Texas, passing a few small communities and concurring and intersecting with several other farm roads and county roads. FM 4 then proceeds through Acton, before passing through Granbury, Lipan, Santo, Palo Pinto, and reaching its northern terminus at Jacksboro.[2]

History[edit]

The route was designated on March 26, 1942 between Santo and U.S. Highway 80, replacing Spur 40.[3] The route was extended to Lone Camp later that day. The route was extended north to U.S. Highway 180 on September 6, 1945, replacing FM 130. The route was extended southeast to Granbury on October 23, 1949, replacing FM 7. On February 6, 1953, the route had been extended north to a road intersection south of the Brazos River, replacing FM 1193. On December 19, 1955, the route had been extended north across the river to Graford, replacing FM 1194. On December 20, 1984, it was extended north to Jacksboro, replacing a former route of FM 206.[4] On February 25, 1985, it extended south to then U.S. Highway 81 (now SH 81) at Grandview, replacing Farm to Market Road 208[5] and a former route of FM 110.[6]

FM 208 was designated on May 6, 1945, from Granbury via Acton to US 377 northeast of Granbury. On February 20, 1984, the portion from Acton to US 377 was transferred to FM 167. It was rerouted over an old route of FM 1192 to Cleburne.[7] On February 25, 1985, FM 208 became part of FM 4.

The Honda Sport Touring Association has named the section between Palo Pinto and Granbury, through the Palo Pinto Mountains, one of Texas' top ten roads for riding enjoyment and scenery.[8]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Johnson Grandview 0.0 0.0 SH 81 Southern terminus
  1.0 1.6 FM 916
  9.5 15.3 FM 2415
Cleburne 12.0 19.3 FM 3136
12.7 20.4 FM 2135
13.6 21.9 SH 171 / SH 174 Southern terminus of SH 171/SH 174 concurrency
14.1 22.7
Bus. US 67 east
14.1 22.7
Bus. US 67 west
15.7 25.3 SH 171 / SH 174 Northern terminus of SH 171/SH 174 concurrency
18.7 30.1 US 67
  25.5 41.0 FM 2331 Southern terminus of FM 2331 concurrency
  26.3 42.3 FM 2331 Northern terminus of FM 2331 concurrency
Hood Acton 35.5 57.1 FM 167 (Fall Creek Highway) Southern terminus of FM 167 concurrency
36.1 58.1 FM 167 (Fall Creek Highway) Northern terminus of FM 167 concurrency
Granbury 38.9 62.6 US 377 Eastern terminus of US 377 concurrency
40.9 65.8 US 377 Western terminus of US 377 concurrency
41.2 66.3
Bus. US 377 (Pearl Street)
Eastern terminus of US 377 Bus. concurrency
42.6 68.6
Bus. US 377 (Pearl Street)
Western terminus of US 377 Bus. concurrency
42.6 68.6 FM 51 (North Houston Street) Southern terminus of FM 51 concurrency
43.1 69.4 FM 51 (North Houston Street) Northern terminus of FM 51 concurrency
Thorp Spring 46.4 74.7 FM 2580 (Tin Top Highway)
  57.1 91.9 FM 1543 (Rocky Branch Highway)
Lipan 61 98 FM 1189 (Dennis Road) Eastern terminus of FM 1189 concurrency
61.2 98.5 FM 1189 (S. Caddo Street) Western terminus of FM 1189 concurrency
Palo Pinto   65.9 106.1 US 281
  68.9 110.9 FM 2803
  72.4 116.5 I-20
Santo 75.1 120.9 FM 2201
75.4 121.3 FM 129
  81.5 131.2 RM 3137
Palo Pinto 89.1 143.4 US 180 (Cedar Street) Western terminus of US 180 concurrency
89.6 144.2 US 180 Eastern terminus of US 180 concurrency
  102.5 165.0 SH 254 Western terminus of SH 254 concurrency
Graford 103.3 166.2 SH 337
104 167 SH 254 (West Lee Avenue) Eastern terminus of SH 254 concurrency
Jack   114 183 FM 2210 (Bartons Chapel Road)
Jacksboro 124.6 200.5 US 380 Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Note that the total mileage when listed by junctions does not agree with the total mileage certified by the Texas Department of Transportation because the number given by TxDOT does not include concurrencies.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Farm to Market Road No. 4". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  2. ^ a b c Overview Map of Farm to Market Road 4 Distances Between Intersections (Map). Google Maps. 
  3. ^ "State Highway Loop No. 40". Retrieved 2011-08-14. 
  4. ^ "Farm to Market Road No. 206". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  5. ^ "Farm to Market Road No. 208". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  6. ^ "Farm to Market Road No. 110". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  7. ^ "Farm to Market Road No. 1192". Retrieved 2011-08-14. 
  8. ^ "Texas' Top Ten Roads". Retrieved 2008-08-23.