Farm to Market Road 1459

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Farm to Market Road 1459 marker

Farm to Market Road 1459
Route information
Length: 11.240 mi[1] (18.089 km)
Existed: 1949[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: FM 524 in Sweeny
  FM 522 northeast of Sweeny
SH 35 southwest of West Columbia
North end: FM 1301 southeast of Danciger
Location
Counties: Brazoria
Highway system
FM 1458 FM 1460

Farm to Market Road 1459 (FM 1459) is a farm to market road in Brazoria County, Texas.[1]

Route description

FM 1459 begins at a blinking light, at the intersection of FM 524 in the heart of Sweeny.[2] Traveling along Second Street, the highway makes two 90 degree curves: one to the northwest, passing Sweeny Community Hospital, then to the northeast, leaving town in a northerly direction. It crosses FM 522 and then SH 35 to the southwest of West Columbia.[3] FM 1459 turns to the northwest, passing small communities such as Camp Karankawa alongside the San Bernard River, to its northern end at FM 1301 near Danciger.[1][4]

History

FM 1459 was designated in 1949, from SH 35 to FM 524 in Sweeny. The northern extension from SH 35 to FM 1301 occurred in 1965.[1]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Brazoria County.

Location mi[5] km Destinations Notes
Sweeny 0.0 0.0 FM 524 Southern terminus
3.2 5.1 FM 522
4.6 7.4 SH 35 – Bay City, West Columbia
11.3 18.2 FM 1301 Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 1459". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Map Book (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 565. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-01-06. [dead link]
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Map Book (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 564. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-01-06. [dead link]
  4. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012). Texas County Map Book (PDF) (Map) (2012 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 543. OCLC 867856197. Retrieved 2011-01-06. [dead link]
  5. ^ Google (2011-01-06). "Overview map of Farm to Market Road 1459 Distances Between Interchanges" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
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