Farm to Market Road 768

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Farm to Market Road 768 marker

Farm to Market Road 768
Route information
Length: 16.39 mi[1] (26.38 km)
Existed: 1947[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 84 / SH 110 in Rusk
  FM 22 in Gallatin
Loop 456 in Jacksonville
North end: US 69 in Jacksonville
Location
Counties: Cherokee
Highway system
FM 767 FM 769

Farm to Market Road 768, or FM 768, in the eastern part of Texas (USA), runs about 16.39 miles (26.38 km) from an intersection with US 84/TX 110 in Rusk north through Gallatin, then northwestward into Jacksonville where it intersects US 69. The road is located in north-central Cherokee County.

FM 768 has 5 local street names: Henderson Street in Rusk; Chandler Street in Gallatin; and Corinth Road, Beaumont Street, and Adams Street in Jacksonville. Urban at each terminus and largely rural for the rest of its length, FM 768 passes by a landscape of rolling hills of trees and farmland. While somewhat winding between Rusk and Gallatin, FM 768 is much more so with several twisty corners between Gallatin and Jacksonville. All of FM 768 has 2 lanes and no shoulders.

The original section of FM 768, from the US 69 intersection southeastward for 8.3 miles (13.4 km) was commissioned by Minute Order in 1947, then another Minute Order added in 1953, 2.4 miles (3.9 km) more, intersecting the road with FM 22 in Gallatin. In 1958, FM 854 was cancelled and the mileage added to FM 768's to extend the road to Rusk. It is unclear, exactly when any part of FM 768 was built. The road serves just the 3 towns of Rusk, Gallatin, and Jacksonville. The southern terminus intersection connects to US 84 (east, to Reklaw and Mount Enterprise, and west to Palestine) and TX 110 (north, to New Summerfield and Troup, and south, as far as downtown Rusk); while the northern terminus intersection connects to US 69 (south to Rusk, north to Tyler). FM 768 only has intersections at county roads, besides its multiplex with FM 22 in Gallatin, its crossing of Loop 456, and its termini at US 84/TX 110 in Rusk and at US 69 in Jacksonville.

Major intersections[edit]

The route is in north-central Cherokee County, in the cities of Rusk, Gallatin, and Jacksonville.

Mile[2] Roads intersected Notes
0 US 84 / SH 110 – Rusk Southern terminus
6.8 FM 22 – Ponta start of brief multiplex with FM 22 in Gallatin
6.9 FM 22 – Turney end of brief multiplex with FM 22
14.4 Texas Loop 456.svg Loop 456 - Jacksonville
16.39 US 69 – Rusk, Tyler Northern terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Texas Department of Transportation, [1]
  2. ^ Cherokee County, Texas map (#1), Texas Department of Transportation, University of Texas at Austin--Texas County Maps collection, 1990/1996. Retrieved 2010-08-04.