Texas State Highway 256

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State Highway 256 marker

State Highway 256
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 61.615 mi[1] (99.160 km)
Existed: by 1938 – present
Major junctions
West end: SH 86 / SH 207 in Silverton
  US 287 in Memphis
East end: US 83 south of Wellington
Highway system
SH 255 SH 257

State Highway 256 or SH 256 is a state highway that runs from Silverton in northern Texas east to a junction with US 83 near Wellington, close to the Oklahoma border.


SH 256 was first designated in 1938 from Plainview east through Silverton to Memphis. In 1942 the section from Plainview to Silverton was cancelled from the designation. In 1948 the route assumed its current form as the designation was extended east from Memphis to the junction with US 83. The section added was formerly FM 30.

Route description[edit]

The highway's western terminus is the intersection with SH 207 at Silverton in Briscoe County. SH 256 is known as Lone Star Street in Silverton. The highway is co-routed with SH 86 for a short distance as it runs east. The route then runs past Caprock Canyons State Park and turns toward the northeast, where it junctions with SH 70. After a brief co-routing with SH 70, the highway continues east through Lakeview to a junction with US 287 in Memphis. The highway is known as Noel Street in Memphis. The route then runs east to its final junction with US 83 in Childress County. Counties traversed by the highway include Briscoe, Hall and Childress. Most of the terrain covered by the highway is sparsely populated ranch country.[2]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile Junction Notes
Briscoe Silverton SH 86 / SH 207 Western terminus/West end of SH 86 concurrency
FM 3365
3.4 SH 86 East end of SH 86 concurrency
22.9 SH 70 West end of SH 70 concurrency
Hall 33.7 SH 70 East end of SH 70 concurrency
42.7 FM 657
Lakeview 45.0 FM 3517
48.2 FM 2472
53.7 FM 1041
Memphis 54.3 FM 2361 (16th Street)
55.2 US 287 (Boykin Drive)
55.2 FM 1547 (3rd Street)
59.9 FM 3032
Childress 75.7 US 83 Eastern terminus


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