Texas State Highway 61

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State Highway 61
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 21.426 mi[1] (34.482 km)
Existed: by 1926 – present
Major junctions
South end: Washington Ave. in Anahuac
  SH 65 in Four Corners
I‑10
North end: US 90.svg US 90 in Devers
Location
Counties: Chambers, Liberty
Highway system
SH 60 SH 62

Texas State Highway 61 (SH 61) is a 21.426-mile (34.482 km) state highway in southeast Texas. It connects Anahuac in Chambers County to Devers in Liberty County.[1]

Route description[edit]

The southern terminus of SH 61 is in Anahuac, along Washington Avenue; state maintenance begins just south of Stowell Street.[2] The route travels north into Anahuac before turning to the east. It passes the Chambers County Airport before an intersection with SH 65; SH 61 turns to the north, while SH 65 continues east. SH 61 crosses IH 10 near the community of Turtle Bayou, northeast of Lake Anahuac.[3] The route travels north into Liberty County before reaching its northern terminus in Devers at US 90.[1]

History[edit]

SH 61 was designated by 1926 along the southern portion of the route previously numbered SH 35A.[citation needed] Its official designation has remained unchanged since the 1939 redescription of the Texas highway system.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[4] km Destinations Notes
Chambers Anahuac 0.0 0.0 Washington Ave. Southern terminus; state maintenance ends
1.1 1.8 FM 563 – Turtle Bayou
Four Corners 3.1 5.0 SH 65 / FM 562 – Stowell, Double Bayou
  5.2 8.4 FM 2041
  6.9 11.1 I‑10 – Houston, Beaumont
Hankamer 9.1 14.6 FM 1663 – Winnie
Liberty   15.5 24.9 FM 1410
Devers 21.4 34.4 US 90 – Liberty, Beaumont Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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