Highway Designation File

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


Certified Mileage (Open to Traffic)
77.908 2010

FARM TO MARKET ROAD NO. 56

Minute Order 019403, dated 05/19/1942

From McGregor to Crawford, a distance of 6.1 miles.  New Designation.



From McGregor via Crawford to Valley Mills.  Extended Crawford to Valley Mills.


Minute Order 021215, dated 06/11/1945 ( date of agreement)

From McGregor via Crawford and Valley Mills to Cayote.  Extended from Valley Mills to Cayote.



Exec. Order, dated 10/29/1947

From Valley Mills to Cayote. (Boxque County)  Portion of FM 56 assigned part of this highway.



Minute Order 026991, dated 07/14/1949

From junction SH 22 southwest via Cayote to Valley Mills. (Bosque County) Extended from Cayote
to Junction SH  22, 9.2 miles



Minute Order 036945, dated 10/26/1954, Adm. Auth., dated 10/18/1954, Adm. Cir., dated 12/ 01/1954

From SH 174 northwest of Kopperl, southeastward via Kopperl to SH 22 west of Laguna Park; and from anther point on SH 22 at Laguna Park southwestward to SH 6 in Valley Mills, a distance -of  approximately 37.0 miles. (Bosque County)  Extended southeastward approximately 17.0 miles from Kopperl to SH 174 southeastward to Kopperl transfer red to this road, adding approximately 2.4 miles.



Minute Order 042910, Adm. Cir., 49-1957, dated 12/01/1957

From SH 6 in Valley Mills northeastward to SH 22 at Laguna Park; and from another point on SH 22 west of Laguna Park northwestward via Kopper] to SH 174; and from another point on SH 174 northwestward to FM 1992 at Brazos Point, a total distance of approximately 45.8 miles. (Bosque County) Extended from SH 174 to Brazos Point, adding approximately 9.0 miles



Adm.Cir., 15-1960, dated 01/15/1960, Adm. Auth., dated 12/23/1959, Adm. Auth., dated 12/31/1959

From SH 6 in Valley Mills northeastward to SH 22 at Laguna Park; and from another point on SH 22 west of Laguna Park, northwestward via Kopperl to SH 174; and from another point on SH 174 northwestward to Brazos Point and southwestward and northwestward to SH 144 near Glen Rose, a total distance of approximately 56.3 miles. (Bosque and Somervell Counties)  FM 1992 canceled a combined, adding approximately 7.6 miles section of FM 202 from present junction with FM 1992 to SH 144 near Glen Rose transferred to this FM, adding approximately 3.3 miles.



Adm. Auth., dated 12/20/1984; Adm. Ltr. 02-1985, dated 0 2/15/1985

From SH 6 in Valley Mills, northeastward to SH 22 at Laguna Park; and from another point on SH 22 west of Laguna Park, northwestward via Kopperl to SH 174; and from another point on SH 174, northwestward via Brazos Point and southwestward and northwestward to SH 144 near Glen Rose; then from FM 205 in Glen Rose, northwestward via Hill City to FM 51; and from another point on FM 51, northwestward via Elm Grove to US 377 in Tolar; and from another point on US 377 in Tolar, northwestward and westward to a county road, approximately 2.0 miles west of Antioch, a total approximate distance of 78.7 miles. (Bosque, Somervell, and Hood Counties)  Approximately 22.2 miles of FM 201 from FM 205 in
Glen Rose northwest to a county road intersection west of Antioch trans. to FM 56.