Farm to Market Road 174

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Farm to Market Road 174 marker

Farm to Market Road 174
Route information
Length: 35.6 mi[1] (57.3 km)
Existed: 1945 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 281.svgTexas 25.svg US 281/SH 25 near Windthorst
  US 287.svg US 287
East end: US 81.svg US 81 at Bowie
Counties: Archer, Clay, and Montague
Highway system
FM 173 FM 175

Farm to Market Road 174 or FM 174 is a two-lane, state-maintained highway that connects small farming communities of Archer, Clay, and Montague counties in north central Texas.


FM 174 was designated on June 11, 1945 as a route from SH 148 east to Buffalo Springs.[1] On May 26, 1949, it extended east to the end of FM 176 at Vashti and replaced FM 176 from Vashti to Bellevue.[1] On December 17, 1952, the portion from Vashti to Bellevue was transferred to FM 1288 and it instead extended east over old FM 1288 from Vashti to US 287 in Bowie.[1] On September 29, 1954, it extended west from SH 148 to US 281.[1] On April 2, 1980, it extended east along the old location of US 287 from the new location of US 287 to US 81, completing its current route.[1]


FM 174 terminates at US 281 at Windthorst and US 81 at Bowie.