Highway Designation File

Transportation Planning and Programming Division
Current Description-Effective Date-Authority



FARM TO MARKET ROAD NO. 53

Minute Order 019436, dated 5/20/42

From a junction with SH 70 approximately 13 miles south of Sweetwater, south-eastward to a junction with SH 158, a distance of approximately 21 miles.  New Designation



Minute Order 020677, dated 06/22/1944

From SH 70 approximately 13 miles south of Sweetwater, southeastward to SH 158; thence via Wingate and Winters to Crews; and from New Central School, approximately 9.5 miles west of Coleman, to Coleman.  (Nolan County)  Added section from State highway No. 15 to Wingate.  FM 24 cancelled and made part of FM 53. FM 70 cancelled and made part of 53.



Minute Orders:  025616, dated 10/29/1948, 025681, dated 11/02/1948, and 027137, dated 01/15/1949

From SH 70 approximately 13.0 miles south of Sweetwater, southeastward to SH 158, thence via Wingate, Winters, and Crews to the Coleman County Line; thence from a point 1.8 miles northwest of Glen Cove via Glen Cove and New Central School to Coleman.  (Nolan, Taylor, Runnels, and Coleman Counties)  Extended from Crews to Coleman County Line and 1.8 miles northeast of Glen Cove to New Central School (8.0 miles).



Minute Order 028762, dated 07/25/1950

From SH 70 approximately 13.0 miles south of Sweetwater, southeastward via Wingate, Winters, Crews, Glen Cove and New Central School to US 84 in Coleman, a distance of approximate 72.0 miles. (Nolan, Taylor, Runnels & Coleman Counties)  3.0 miles connecting section from Runnels County Line to 1.8 miles northwest of Glen Cove added.



Adm. Cir. 221 1955, dated 12/15/1959

From SH 70 approximately 13 miles south of Sweetwater, southeastward via Wingate to U.S. 83 in Winters; and from another point on U.S. 83 in Winters, southeastward via Crews and Glen Cove to US 84 in Coleman, a total distance of approximately 70.3 miles. (Nolan, Taylor, Runnels, and Coleman Counties)  Redescribed to show break in route at US 83 in Winters.



Minute Order 056627, dated 09/21/1965; Adm. Cir. 097-1965, dated 10/15/1965

From SH 70, 13 miles south of Sweetwater, southeastward via Wingate, Winters, Crews, and Glen Cove to US 84 in Coleman, a distance of approximately 70.0 miles.  (Nolan, Taylor, Runnels, and Coleman Counties) Relocated in the vicinity of Winters and break in route at US 83 removed.



Adm. Auth., dated 12/01/1969

From SH 70, 13 miles south of Sweetwater, southeastward via Wingate, Winters, Crews, and Glen Cove to SH 206 in Coleman; and from another point on SH 206 in Coleman, eastward to US 84, a distance of approximately 70.9 miles. (Nolan, Taylor, Runnels and Coleman Counties)   Extended east over the old location US 84, approx. 0.9 miles from SH 206 to new location US 84.  System Transfer.



Minute Order 087406, dated 05/16/1988; Adm. Ltr. 008-1988, dated 08/08/1988

Cancelled.  (Coleman, Nolan, Runnels, and Taylor Counties) As requested by Districts, approx. 69 miles of FM 53 redesignated and transferred to SH 153.