Highway Designation File

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


Certified Mileage (Open to Traffic)
94.609 2010

FARM TO MARKET ROAD NO. 521

Minute Order 021215, dated 07/09/1945 (Date of Agreement)

From Brazoria to Bailey's Prairie (SH 35).  (Brazoria County) New Designation.



Adm. Auth., dated 01/16/1953

From SH 60 at Wadsworth, eastward and northeastward via Brazoria to SH 35 at Bailey’s Prairie, a distance of approximately 37.9 miles.  (Matagorda and Brazoria Counties)  Section of approx. 6.1 miles transferred from FM 524; FM 1090 and FM 1469 cancelled and combined, adding approx. 6.9 and 16.8 miles respectively.



Minute Order 036757, dated 09/29/1954; Adm. Cir. 047-1954, dated 11/01/1954

From SH 35 approximately 6 miles north of Palacios, eastward and northeastward to SH 60 in Wadsworth; and from another point on SH 60 in Wadsworth, northeastward to FM 457 at Cedar Lane; and from another point on FM 457 at Cedar Lane, northeastward to SH 36 at Brazoria; and from another point on SH 36 in Brazoria, northeastward to SH 35 at Bailey's Prairie, a distance of approximately 55.9 miles.  (Matagorda and Brazoria Counties)  FM's 460 and 1096 cancelled and combined, adding 5.3 and 2.4 mile; respectively; from Simpsonville northeastward to 2.4 miles west of Wadsworth, 10.3 miles added by new designation, all in Matagorda County.



Minute Order 036707, dated 10/29/1954; Adm. Cir. 050-1954, dated 12/01/1954

From SH 35 approximately 6 miles north of Palacios, eastward and northeastward to SH 60 in Wadsworth; and from another point on SH 60 in Wadsworth, northeastward to FM 457 at Cedar Lane; and from another point on FM 457 at Cedar Lane, northeastward to SH 36 at Brazoria; and from another point on SH 36 at Brazoria, northeastward to SH 35 at Bailey's Prairie; and from another point on SH 35 at Bailey's Prairie, northeastward via Anchor to SH 288, about 2 miles south of Bonney, a distance of approximately 66.7 miles.  (Matagorda and Brazoria Counties)  Extended northeastward approx. 10.8 miles from Bailey's Prairie to SH 288.



Minute Order 038869, dated 09/21/1955; Adm. Auth., dated 11/16/1955

From SH 35 approximately 6 miles north of Palacios, eastward and northeastward to SH 60, approximately 1.4 miles south of Wadsworth; and from another point on SH 60 in Wadsworth, northeastward to FM 457 at Cedar Lane; and from another point on FM 457 at Cedar Lane, northeastward to SH 36 at Brazoria; and from another point on SH 36 in Brazoria, northeastward to SH 35 at Bailey's Prairie; and from another point on SH 35 at Bailey's Prairie, northeastward via Anchor to SH 288 about 2 miles south of Bonney,  a distance of approximately 67.5 miles.  (Matagorda and Brazoria Counties) Modified to describe relocation, from 6.8 miles southwest of Wadsworth to 1.4 miles south of Wadsworth, a decrease of approx. 0.4 mile; 2.4 mile of old location, from Wadsworth westward, retained and given the new number FM 2078.



Minute Order 040791, dated 10/24/1956; Adm. Cir. 046-1956, dated 11/01/1956

From SH 35 approximately 6 miles north of Palacios, eastward and northeastward to SH 60, approximately 1.4 miles south of Wadsworth; and from another point on SH 60 in Wadsworth, northeastward via Cedar Lane to SH 36 near south city limit of Brazoria; thence from a point on SH 332 approximately 1.3 miles northeast of Brazoria, northeastward to SH 35 at Bailey's Prairie; and from another point on SH 35 at Bailey's Prairie, northeastward via Anchor to SH 288 approximately 2 miles south of Bonney, a distance of approximately 66.2 miles.  (Matagorda and Brazoria Counties)  Modified to show 1.3 mile section, from Brazoria northeastward, redesignated as a part of SH 332 (system transfer); to become effective upon the date that the 1957 Official Highway Travel Map is released to the public.



Adm. Auth., 12/14/1981; Adm. Ltr. 001-1982, dated 01/18/1982

From US 90A, in Houston, southward via Arcola and Rosharon, to SH 35 in Bailey's Prairie; and from another point on SH 35 in Bailey's Prairie, southward to SH 332 east of Brazoria; thence from a point on SH 36, south edge of Brazoria, southwestward to SH 60 at Wadsworth; thence from another point on SH 60, south of Wadsworth, eastward to SH 35, approximately 5.0 miles north of Palacios, a total distance of approximately 94.0 miles.  (Harris, Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Matagorda Counties)  New description; approx. 30.0 miles transferred from old location of SH 288.



Minute Order 105686, dated 06/27/1995; DesLtr 03-1995, dated 06/30/1995

From UR 2234 southward via Arcola and Rosharon, to SH 35 in Bailey's Prairie; and from another point on SH 35 in Bailey's Prairie, southward to SH 332 east of Brazoria; and from a point on SH 36, southwestward to SH 60 at Wadsworth, then from another point on SH 60, eastward to SH 35, approximately 5.0 miles north of Palacios, a total distance of approximately 85.487 miles. (Harris, Ft. Bend, Brazoria, and Matagorda Counties) Mileage from UR 2234 northeastward to US 90A transferred to UR 521.