Texas State Highway 49

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State Highway 49 marker

State Highway 49
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 60.84 mi[1] (97.91 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
West end: No image wide.svgNo image.svgBusiness plate.svg
US 271.svgUS 271.svg US 271/BUS US 271 at Mt. Pleasant

US 259.svg US 259 at Daingerfield

I-369 (Future).svgUS 59.svg Future I-369/US 59 at Jefferson
East end: Louisiana 2.svg LA 2 at the Louisiana state line near Trees
Highway system
SH 48 SH 50

State Highway 49 (SH 49) is a designated north–south state highway in Texas, running from Mount Pleasant, Texas to a point on the Texas-Louisiana border about three miles (5 km) north of Caddo Lake, where it meets Louisiana Highway 2, which continues onward to Trees, Louisiana. SH 49 covers a total distance of 60.8 miles (97.8 km).

State Highway 49 begins at U.S. Highway 271 in downtown Mount Pleasant, and progresses in a southeasterly direction, merging with US 259 at the city limits of Daingerfield, running concurrently through the center of the town, then joins State Highway 11, forming a triple concurrency for about one-third of a mile, passing an overpass of the former Louisiana and Arkansas Railway with only 13'6" of clearance.[2]

SH 49 leaves Daingerfield to the east, still concurrent with SH 11, crossing the same railway again just east of Daingerfield State Park, then follows alongside the railway into the town of Hughes Springs, whereafter it splits from SH 11, but continues to follow the L&A corridor further to the southeast, crossing State Highway 155 in Avinger, and U.S. Highway 59 (Future Interstate 369) in Jefferson. SH 49 departs from the L&A and veers sharply northeastward to follow the Missouri Pacific Railroad for several miles, then continues further eastward to the state line.

Overall, SH 49 passes through four Texas counties: Titus, Morris, Cass, and Marion.

Previous routes[edit]

The route was originally designated by 1926 along its current route, with an extension farther northwest, terminating in Paris. This portion, from Daingerfield to Paris, was along previously designated SH 35. By 1935, this section had again been transferred, this time to U.S. Highway 271.

Counties and junctions[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Titus Mount Pleasant
US 271 / Bus. US 271
Morris Daingerfield US 259
SH 11 West end of SH 11 overlap
Cass Hughes Springs SH 11 East end of SH 11 overlap
Avinger SH 155
Marion Jefferson US 59 Future I-369
Smithland SH 43
LA 2 Continuation into Louisiana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, [1]
  2. ^ Low Clearances America's Independent Trucker's Association, Inc.