Texas State Highway 14

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State Highway 14 marker

State Highway 14
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length 60.148 mi[1] (96.799 km)
Existed April 4, 1917 – present
Major junctions
South end SH 6 southwest of Bremond
  US 84 in Mexia
North end I-45 in Richland
Location
Counties Robertson, Falls, Limestone, Freestone, Navarro
Highway system
I-14 Loop 14

State Highway 14 (SH 14) is a state highway in the east central region of the U.S. state of Texas. The highway runs from SH 6 south of Bremond to Interstate 45 in Richland.[1]

Route description[edit]

State Highway 14 begins at an intersection with SH 6 about 3 miles southwest of Bremond. The route travels northeastward through Bremond, mainly through farmland in central Texas, passing through the western edge of Kosse and through Groesbeck. It then passes through Mexia, intersecting SH 171 and US 84. It reaches its northern terminus at Interstate 45 on the north side of Richland. The entire route closely parallels the original Southern Pacific (now Union Pacific) railway lines.

History[edit]

Historic SH 14

SH 14 was one of the original twenty six state highways proposed on June 21, 1917, known as the Dallas-Houston Highway.[2] From 1917 the routing mostly followed present day I-45 from Dallas to Corsicana, but going through an unbuilt route through Teague to Houston. On July 17, 1917, SH 14 was rerouted south of Corsicana. From there, the highway turned southwest to Bremond. Then it went along SH 2 via Texas and Houston to Galveston.[3] Later that year, this section of SH 14 south of Bremond was eliminated. On November 21, 1917, an intercounty highway was designated from Bremond via Franklin to Bryan.[4] On March 19, 1918, SH 14 was extended southeast over this intercounty highway.[5] In 1926, U.S. Highway 75 was overlaid on the northern half of SH 14. The section from Bremond to Bryan was cancelled in the 1926 plans (but would be designated as SH 255 in 1938). On April 10, 1934, SH 14 extended north to west of Sherman, replacing SH 116.[6] On April 9, 1935, SH 14 Spur was created to Thornton.[7] On September 26, 1939, the portion from Dallas to Gunter was renumbered as SH 289 and the section that US 75 overlaid was cancelled. On September 26, 1967, SH 14 extended south from (and SH 6 before this day), to SH 6. The highway has had the same routing since.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Robertson SH 6 – Hearne, Waco
Bremond FM 1373 west
FM 46 – Marlin, Franklin
FM 2413 south (Lamar Street) south end of FM 2413 overlap
FM 2413 north north end of FM 2413 overlap
Falls
No major junctions
Limestone Kosse FM 413 west – Reagan
SH 7 – Marlin, Centerville, Marquez
FM 339 north
Thornton FM 1246 east – Oletha south end of FM 1246 overlap
FM 1246 west north end of FM 1246 overlap
FM 147 west – Marlin
Groesbeck FM 3401 north
SH 164 (Yeagua Street) – Mart, Buffalo
FM 1245 west (West Trinity Street) – Fort Parker Monument south end of FM 1245 overlap
FM 1245 east (West Jacinto Street) north end of FM 1245 overlap
PR 35 west – Fort Parker Restoration
PR 28 – Fort Parker State Park
FM 2705 north / County Road 463 – Forest Glade, Lake Mexia, Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
Mexia FM 1633 south – Forest Glade, Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
FM 39 south (West Tyler Street) – Jewett
US 84 (Milam Street) – Bellmead, Teague
SH 171 – Coolidge, Teague
FM 3119 north
Freestone Wortham FM 27 – Fairfield
Navarro Currie FM 641 west to FM 1394
Richland FM 1394
I-45 – Dallas, Houston I-45 exit 219A; no access from I-45 north to SH 14 south
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 14". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676699.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676716.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676741.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676756.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673847.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673867.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)