Texas State Highway 148

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State Highway 148 marker

State Highway 148
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 55.15 mi[1] (88.76 km)
Existed: by 1933 – present
Major junctions
North end: Texas 79.svg SH 79 in Petrolia
 

US 82.svg US 82

US 287.svg US 287
South end: US 281.svgTexas 114.svg US 281/SH 114 in Jacksboro
Highway system
SH 147 SH 149

State Highway 148, or SH 148, is a north–south state highway that runs from SH 79 in Petrolia, Texas through Henrietta, Texas to US 281 in Jacksboro, Texas.

Route description[edit]

Highway 148 is a two-lane improved surface highway that connects the various farming and economic centers of Clay and Jack County. Almost all of the route is rural and traffic is rarely a concern anywhere along the route. In Henrietta, the route parallels US Highway 82 approximately 1.4 miles (2.3 km) west and then splits north toward Petrolia.

History[edit]

SH 148 was originally designated by 1933 along a route from the Red River northwest of Petrolia to Henrietta. The route was extended to Jacksboro by 1939. The section north of Petrolia was transferred to FM 810 in 1948. In 1974, Highway 148 became nationally significant due to its appearance in the movie The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Junction Notes
Clay Petrolia SH 79 / FM 810
FM 2332
Henrietta US 82
US 287
FM 2847
FM 172
FM 1883
FM 173
FM 174
FM 175
Jack FM 2127
FM 2190
Jacksboro US 281 / SH 114

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway No. 148". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-06-15.