Ranch to Market Road 1837

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Ranch to Market Road 1837 marker

Ranch to Market Road 1837
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 3.383 mi[1] (5.444 km)
Existed: 1953 – present
History: Formerly a route in Kaufman County
Major junctions
West end: Camp Mitre Peak
East end: SH 118
Location
Counties: Jeff Davis
Highway system
FM 1836 FM 1838

Ranch to Market Road 1837, Ranch Road 1837, or RM 1837 is a road maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) connecting the Girl Scouts of the USA's Camp Mitre Peak to State highway 118 14.2 miles south of Fort Davis.[2] The road is part of the state's Farm and Ranch to Market Road System. RM 1837 is located entirely within Jeff Davis County.

History[edit]

Kaufman County[edit]

Image of FM 1837 highway shield. The square shield has a white symbol in the shape of Texas as the state appears on maps on a black background. Inside this symbol is the number 1837. The black background contains the word FARM in the upper right corner and the word ROAD in the lower left corner.

In 1951, Farm to Market Road 1837 was originally designated as a 4.8-mile (7.7 km) road in Kaufman County. The original route extended southeastward from U.S. Route 80 1.0 mile (1.6 km) east of Terrell. That designation was canceled in 1953 when the original road was added as an extension to FM 429.

Jeff Davis County[edit]

Two months after the Kaufman County designation ended, the route number was assigned to the present route in Jeff Davis County. The following year, the designation was again canceled, and the route was relinquished back to county administration. In 1955, the state again assumed control over the road's maintenance, and the road was again designated as FM 1837. The road was given its current ranch to market designation in 1959.[1]

Route description[edit]

Eastern terminus of RM 1837 at SH 118 in southeastern Jeff Davis County. Mountain in background is Mitre Peak

There are no cities or towns along RM 1837, and no intersections with any other public roads west of its terminus at SH 118. The road has narrow lanes and unpaved, grassy shoulders. The road relies on low-water crossings rather than bridges to cross streams leaving the roadway subject to flooding after heavy rainfall. The speed limit on RM 1832 is 70 miles per hour (113 km/h) daytime and 65 miles per hour (105 km/h) at night.

Much of the right-of-way is not fenced despite all of the ranch land along it being in private holdings. The road crosses over cattle guards between pastures, and loose livestock pose a hazard for motorists.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Jeff Davis County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 Camp Mitre Peak entrance
3.383 5.444 SH 118 – Fort Davis, Kent, Alpine, Big Bend National Park
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Ranch to Market Road No. 1837". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  2. ^ Google (2009-12-06). "SH 118 between junction of RM 1837 and Fort Davis" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2009-12-06. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata

Geographic data related to Ranch to Market Road 1837 at OpenStreetMap