Farm to Market Road 1236
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length:||5.73 mi (9.22 km)|
|Existed:||October 31, 1958 – present|
|South end:||FM 442|
|FM 360 in Needville|
|North end:||SH 36 in Needville|
Farm to Market Road 1236 (FM 1236) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas that remains within Fort Bend County. The two-lane highway begins at FM 442 south of Needville and goes northwest and then northeast before ending at State Highway 36 (SH 36) in Needville.
A two-lane highway for its entire length, FM 1236 begins at a stop sign on FM 442 south of Needville. This location is 3.1 miles (5.0 km) northwest of the San Bernard River bridge on FM 442. From its starting point, the highway heads 2.0 miles (3.2 km) northwest to Needville Four Corners Road. This section of FM 1236, which is also named Bushnell Road, crosses Buffalo Creek. At Needville Four Corners Road, FM 1236 curves to the northeast and goes 2.4 miles (3.9 km) to Altimore Road on the edge of Needville. The highway continues in the same direction through Needville for 1.0 mile (1.6 km) before coming to a traffic signal at FM 360. The portion of FM 1236 within Needville is also called School Street. The section from FM 360 to the end of the highway at the SH 36 traffic light is an additional 0.3 miles (0.5 km). On the other side of SH 36, School Street continues to the northeast and becomes Old Needville Fairchild Road, but is not part of the state highway system.
FM 1236 was originally designated on July 14, 1949, to start at State Highway 95 (SH 95) in Bartlett, Texas and run about 6.6 miles (10.6 km) to the east. The highway was entirely within Bell County. On December 17, 1952, FM 1236 was extended to the Milam County line, making a total distance of about 9.4 miles (15.1 km). On July 10, 1953, the former right-of-way of FM 1329 was canceled and combined with FM 1236, making a total distance of 36.6 miles (58.9 km). In effect this extended FM 1236 27.2 miles (43.8 km) to the west from Bartlett through Jarrell to State Highway 195 at Florence in Williamson County. On January 7, 1955, FM 1236 was canceled and its right-of-way was transferred to FM 487.
FM 1236 was redesignated on October 31, 1958 to begin at FM 442 and head northwest then northeast to end at SH 36 in Needville. The 0.3 miles (0.5 km) long former spur connection to SH 36 was transferred to FM 1236 from FM 360.
The entire highway is in Fort Bend County.
|||0.0||0.0||FM 442||Southern terminus of FM 1236|
|Needville||5.4||8.7||FM 360||Main Street|
|5.7||9.2||SH 36||Northern terminus of FM 1236|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi