Texas State Highway 8

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State Highway 8 marker

State Highway 8
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 41.7 mi[1] (67.1 km)
Existed: April 4, 1917 – present
Major junctions
South end: SH 155 in Linden

US 67 in Corley
US 82 in New Boston

I-30 in New Boston
North end: AR 41
Highway system
RE 7 Beltway 8

State Highway 8 or SH 8 is a north–south state highway that runs from the Red River, the Texas-Arkansas boundary, north of New Boston to SH 155 at Linden.


Historic SH 8

SH 8 was one of the original twenty five state highways on June 21, 1917, proposed as an 'East Texas Highway.'[2] In 1919 the routing follows the present day SH 8 from the Arkansas State Line to its terminus in Linden, then continued south on present day U.S. Highway 59 through Marshall, to Carthage. On U.S. Highway 96, SH 8 traveled through San Augustine, Jasper to its junction with SH 62, where it turned towards to its terminus in Port Arthur.

On August 21, 1922 SH 8 was rerouted from Buna to Beaumont and into Port Arthur via present day US 96.[3]

In 1926, US 59 and 96 were co-located over pieces of SH 8. While the entirety of the route maintained its number, on September 26, 1939 the co-designations were dropped, leaving only the Arkansas-Corley segment to the old highway. On October 13, 1947 a small segment was reassigned back to SH 8 from US 59 from Corley to Linden when US 59 was rerouted further east.

SH 8 was rerouted around the western side of Linden on June 22, 1964, with the old route becoming FM 125 and Spur 400.

Historic SH 8A

SH 8A was an alternate routing designated on June 17, 1918 just east of SH 8 from Center to Orange.[4] On August 21, 1923, it had been renumbered as SH 87.[5] SH 8A was reassigned as a spur from SH 8 to Gary. By 1933, this was renumbered as SH 181 (now FM 999).

Historic SH 8B

SH 8B was a spur route designated on May 21, 1923 from Buna to Orange.[6] On August 21, 1923, this was renumbered as SH 62.[7] It was reassigned as a spur route going from St. Augustine south to Zavalla as a replacement for SH 40A. On March 19, 1930, this route was renumbered as SH 147.

Route description[edit]

SH 8 begins on the south side of the city on Linden at an intersection with SH 155, less than a quarter of a mile west of its intersection with US Route 59 (Future Interstate 369). The highway travels north through northern Cass County, crossing over Wright Patman Lake into Bowie County. The highway briefly turns west with US Route 67 when they intersect in Maud. The route then turns back north, running along the western edge of the Red River Army Depot. It then passes through the city of New Boston and intersects Interstate 30. The route then continues north, crossing the Red River, and the Arkansas State Line, where it becomes Arkansas Highway 41.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Cass Linden SH 155 to US 59 – Jefferson, Gilmer
SH 11 – Hughes Springs, Daingerfield
FM 1399 north
FM 125 east
Red Hill FM 995 – Carterville, Atlanta
Douglassville SH 77 – Naples, Atlanta
Bowie Maud FM 2624 east
US 67 north south end of US 67 overlap
Corley US 67 south – Mount Pleasant north end of US 67 overlap
Old Boston FM 2149 east – Rock Creek south end of FM 2149 overlap
FM 2149 west – Moss Springs north end of FM 2149 overlap
New Boston FM 1840 west (Walters Boulevard)
US 82 – New Boston, Texarkana interchange
I-30 – Dallas, Texarkana I-30 exit 201
AR 41 north – Foreman Arkansas state line (Red River bridge)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 8". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676699.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676866.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676765.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676878.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676875.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676878.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)