Tom Green County, Texas
Tom Green County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 110,224, its county seat is San Angelo. The county was created in 1874 and organized the following year. Tom Green County is included in TX Metropolitan Statistical Area; the county was established by the state legislature on March 13, 1874, named after Thomas Green, a Confederate brigadier general. It comprised an area over 60,000 square miles; the original county seat was the town of Ben Ficklin. In 1882, flood waters of the Concho River drowned 65 people; the county seat was moved to San Angela. In 1883, the town's name was changed to San Angelo by the United States Post Office. Tom Green County has a narrow strip of land extending to the west; this unusual feature is because Reagan County to the west used to be part of Tom Green County, the state of Texas required that all counties have a contiguous land route to their county seat. Therefore, the small strip of land served to connect the two main regions.
In 1903, the residents of the western section voted to form their own county, while in the same vote it was decided that the connecting strip would remain as part of Tom Green County. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,541 square miles, of which 1,522 square miles are land and 19 square miles are covered by water. U. S. Highway 67 U. S. Highway 87 U. S. Highway 277 SH 208 Coke County Runnels County Concho County Schleicher County Irion County Reagan County Sterling County Menard County As of the census of 2000, 104,010 people, 39,503 households, 26,783 families resided in the county; the population density was 68 people per square mile. There were 43,916 housing units at an average density of 29 per mi2; the racial makeup of the county was 50.76% White, 5.13% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 12.82% from other races, 2.39% from two or more races. About 30.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race, 13.2% were of German, 10.7% American, 8.2% English and 7.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
Of the 39,503 households, 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.20% were not families. About 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals, 10.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.09. In the county, the population age was distributed as 26.10% under the age of 18, 12.80% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $33,148, for a family was $39,482. Males had a median income of $27,949 versus $20,683 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,325. About 11.20% of families and 15.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.20% of those under age 18 and 11.80% of those age 65 or over.
These school districts serve Tom Green County: Christoval ISD Grape Creek ISD Miles ISD San Angelo ISD Veribest ISD Wall ISD Water Valley ISD Howard College Angelo State University San Angelo Carlsbad Christoval Grape Creek Ben Ficklin Goodfellow AFB List of museums in West Texas National Register of Historic Places listings in Tom Green County, Texas USS Tom Green County Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Tom Green County Tom Green County government's website Tom Green County in Handbook of Texas Online at the University of Texas County genealogy links at Rootsweb Entry for Tom Green from the Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas published 1880, hosted by the Portal to Texas History. San Angelo LIVE! News, live events and music in San Angelo, the county seat of Tom Green County
San Angelo, Texas
San Angelo is a city in and the county seat of Tom Green County, United States. Its location is in the Concho Valley, a region of West Texas between the Permian Basin to the northwest, Chihuahuan Desert to the southwest, Osage Plains to the northeast, Central Texas to the southeast. According to a 2014 Census estimate, San Angelo has a total population of 100,450, it is the principal city and center of the San Angelo metropolitan area, which has a population of 118,182. San Angelo is home to Angelo State University, historic Fort Concho, Goodfellow Air Force Base. Common nicknames of the city include Angelo, Land of Sand and Jello, the Concho City, the Pearl of the Conchos, the Oasis of West Texas. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, San Angelo was the center of the Jumano people; as of 1600, the area had been inhabited for over a thousand years by succeeding cultures of indigenous peoples. In 1632, a short-lived mission of Franciscans under Spanish auspices was founded in the area to serve the Indians.
The mission was led by the friars Juan de Salas and Juan de Ortega, with Ortega remaining for six months. The area was visited by the Castillo-Martin expedition of 1650 and the Diego de Guadalajara expedition of 1654. During the colonization of the region, San Angelo was at the western edge of the region called Texas, successively claimed in the 1800s by the nations of Spain, the Republic of Texas, the United States, in 1846; the current city of San Angelo was founded in 1867, when the United States built Fort Concho, one of a series of new forts designed to protect the frontier. The fort was home to cavalry and the famous Black Cavalry known as Buffalo Soldiers by Indigenous Americans; the settler Bartholomew J. DeWitt founded the village of Santa Angela outside the fort at the junction of the North and South Concho Rivers, he named the village after Carolina Angela. The name was changed to San Angela; the name would change again to San Angelo in 1883 on the insistence of the United States Postal Service, as San Angela was grammatically incorrect in Spanish.
The town became a trade center for farmers and settlers in the area, as well as a lawless cowtown filled with brothels and gambling houses. After being designated as the county seat, the town grew in the 1880s, aided by being on the route of newly constructed railroads, it became a central transportation hub for the region. The Santa Fe Railroad arrived in 1888 and the Kansas City and Orient Railway in 1909. After a tuberculosis outbreak hit the United States in the early 1900s, many patients moved to San Angelo. At the time, doctors could only recommend rest in warm climates. TB sufferers went to San Angelo for treatment. In 1928, the city founded San Angelo College, one of the region's first institutes of higher education; the city had been passed over by the Texas State Legislature to be the home of what would become Texas Tech University. San Angelo College, one of the first municipal colleges, has grown to become Angelo State University; the military returned to San Angelo during World War II with the founding of Goodfellow Air Force Base, assigned to train pilots at the time.
San Angelo grew exponentially during the oil boom of the 1900s, when vast amounts of oil were found in the area, the city became a regional hub of the oil and gas industry. The San Angelo Independent School District became one of the first in Texas to integrate, doing so voluntarily in 1955. San Angelo is located at 31°26′34″N 100°27′1″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 58.2 square miles, of which, 55.9 square miles are land and 2.3 square miles are covered by water. San Angelo falls on the southwestern edge of the Edwards Plateau and the northeastern edge of the Chihuahuan Desert at the junction of the North and South Concho Rivers; the city has three lakes: Twin Buttes Reservoir, O. C. Fisher Reservoir, Lake Nasworthy; the Middle Concho River joined the South Concho several miles upstream, but the confluence has been obscured by the Twin Buttes dam. San Angelo is about 225 miles west of Austin. San Angelo falls near the boundary between the subtropical semiarid steppe and mid-latitude steppe climates.
It is located at the region. Temperatures reach 100 °F about 18 times in a typical year. However, in 2011, San Angelo recorded 100 days of higher; the typical year has 50 days with lows below freezing. Though the region does experience snow and sleet, they occur only a few times a year. San Angelo averages 251 days of sunshine a year, the average temperature is 65.4 °F. The city has an average rainfall of 21.25 inches. As of the census of 2010, 93,200 people, 36,117 households, 22,910 families resided in the city; the population density was 1,601 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 83% White, 5.4% African American, 1.4% Indigenous American, 1.7% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 11.3% from other races, 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 38.5% of the population. Of 36,117 households, 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.6% were not families.
The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.05. In the city, the population was distributed as 23.4% under the age of 18 and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.8 years. The population
Texas state highway system
Texas state highways are a network of highways owned and maintained by the U. S. state of Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation is the state agency responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the system. Texas has the largest state highway system, followed by North Carolina's state highway system. In addition to the nationally numbered Interstate Highways and U. S. Highways, the highway system consists of a main network of state highways, loops and beltways that provide local access to the other highways; the system includes a large network of farm to market roads that connect rural areas of the state with urban areas and the rest of the state highway system. The state owns and maintains some park and recreational roads located near and within state and national parks, as well as recreational areas. All state highways, regardless of classification, are paved roads; the Old San Antonio Road known as the El Camino Real, is the oldest highway in the United States, first being blazed in 1691.
The length of the highways varies from US 83's 893.4 miles inside the state borders to Spur 200 at just 0.05 miles long. The Texas State Highway System can trace its roots to the establishment of the Texas Highway Department on April 4, 1917. Administrative control of the department was given to a three-member commission appointed by the governor for two-year terms. On June 21, 1917, the commission conducted its first public hearing to solicit input on potential highway routes; the committee divided the state into six divisions to be headquartered in Amarillo, Fort Worth, San Angelo, San Antonio. That year, the commission designated 26 state highways covering 8,865 miles which were to be accessible to 89% of the state's population. In 1921, Congress amended the Federal Aid to Roads Act of 1916 to require the states to take control of road design and maintenance of state highways by 1925; as a result, on January 1, 1924, the Texas Highway Department took full control of maintaining the state highways from the counties within which they resided.
In 1925, the state legislature granted the highway department the responsibility of surveying and building highways, the authorization to acquire new highway rights-of-way by purchasing, or condemning through eminent domain, land required for highway construction. By 1927, the highway system covered 17,960 miles, of which 96 miles were concrete, 1,060 miles were asphalt, 5,000 miles were gravel, shell or stone, 10,000 miles were clay or soil. In 1951, a 50-mile section of the Gulf Freeway opened. In 1957, the state began receiving federal funding for the construction of the Interstate Highway System; the first section of Interstate Highway from county line to county line to open in the state was a 43-mile section of I-35 in Bexar County. By 1967, the highway system controlled 66,000 miles of highway. In 1984, US 66 was replaced by I-40 and the US 66 designation was removed from the state highway system the following year. In 1992, the 3,200 miles of Interstate Highway System in Texas was completed with the opening of a six-mile section of I-27.
In 1997, the Texas Turnpike Authority was merged with TxDOT and independently, the North Texas Turnpike Authority became responsible for toll projects in Collin, Dallas and Tarrant counties. The Interstate Highway System in Texas covers 3,233.4 miles and consists of ten primary highways, seven auxiliary highways, the splitting of both Interstate 35 and Interstate 69 into multiple letter-suffixed branches. The Interstate Highway with the longest segment in Texas is I-10 at 880.6 miles. The shortest in the state is I-110 at 0.9 miles. The construction of the Interstate Highway System in Texas began well before these routes were designated as Interstate Highways. A 50-mile stretch of the Gulf Freeway between Galveston and Houston was opened in 1951, eight years before it was designated I-45, it was the first urban expressway in Texas. In 1962, 43 miles of I-35 opened in Bexar County, the first section of Interstate Highway to open from county line to county line in a large metropolitan area. Portions of I-10 west of San Antonio took much longer to complete due to the vast open spaces and lack of nearby labor.
The majority of the construction of this section of I-10 occurred in the 1970s and 1980s and was complete by the early 1990s. The section east of San Antonio was completed 20 years earlier in 1972; the opening of a 6-mile section of I-27 in 1992 completed the Interstate Highway System in Texas. Construction is ongoing for an extension of I-69 southward from its original terminus in Indiana through Texas to the Mexican border; when built, I-69 will extend about 650 miles across Texas, from the Louisiana state line in the Texarkana–Shreveport area to South Texas. Similar to I-35, I-69 splits into three letter-suffixed branches, I-69E, I-69C, I-69W; the United States Numbered Highways are a nationwide grid of highways, but unlike the Interstate Highway System, there is no minimum design standard for these highways. This is evident as some stretches of the U. S. Highways in Texas are nothing more than a two-lane rural road. Although the U. S. Highways have been replaced for the most part by Interstate Highways for through traffic, the U.
S. Highways still serve as important regional connectors. Several notable examples of U. S. Highways that are built to freeway standards include US 75 and US 80 in Dallas, US 59 and US 290 in Houston, US 90 and US 281 in
Scurry County, Texas
Scurry County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 16,921, its county seat is Snyder, the home for Western Texas College. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1884. Scurry County was one of 46 prohibition, or dry, counties in the state of Texas, until a 2006 election approved the sale of beer and wine in Snyder, a 2008 election approved the sale of liquor by the drink throughout the county. Scurry County comprises TX Micropolitan Statistical Area. "This county, lying directly north of Mitchell County, was created in 1876, was organized June 28, 1884. It was named for William Read Scurry and Confederate Army general; until 1909, it was without railroad facilities, the nearest shipping points were Colorado City to the south and still the railroad towns in Fisher County to the east. The first railroad was the Roscoe and Pacific Railway, built from Roscoe on the Texas & Pacific in Nolan County, to Snyder, the county seat of Scurry County, about 1909, subsequently extended to Fluvanna in Scurry County.
In 1911, the Texico-Coleman division of the Santa Fe system was built through the county, giving it a trunk line of railway. Development has been rapid during the early 1900s; some of the important pioneer facts concerning Scurry County are found in a sketch of W. H. Snyder, after whom the county seat town was named. In 1877, he opened a trading camp in the county, hauling lumber on wagons from Dallas to build his store and hauling a good portion of his goods from the same place, he used what was known as trail wagons, with seven yoke of oxen to a team, each wagon having a capacity of 50,000 pounds. Mr. Snyder erected a house in Scurry County and began dealing in general merchandise and supplies for buffalo hunters. Other parties moved into the same locality, and, the beginning of the town of Snyder. In 1882, Mr. Snyder laid out the town, two years it became the county seat. Snyder has had an enterprising citizenship, 10 years had an independent school district and four churches, was an important center for trade.
Its importance has increased since the coming of the railway, in 1910, its population was 2,154. Other towns have sprung up along the railway, the most important of, Fluvanna, at the terminus of the Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific, Hermleigh." According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 908 square miles, of which 905 square miles is land and 2.1 square miles is covered by water. U. S. Highway 84 U. S. Highway 180 State Highway 208 State Highway 350 Kent County Fisher County Mitchell County Borden County Garza County As of the census of 2000, 16,361 people, 5,756 households, 4,161 families resided in the county; the population density was 18 people per square mile. The 7,112 housing units averaged 8 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 81.27% White, 6.06% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 10.51% from other races, 1.41% from two or more races. About 27.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 5,756 households, 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.70% were not families.
The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.05. In the county, the population was distributed as 25.20% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, 15.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $31,646, for a family was $38,467. Males had a median income of $30,399 versus $18,061 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,871. About 12.60% of families and 16.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.60% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over. Snyder Hermleigh Dunn Fluvanna Ira Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Scurry County Scurry County government's website Scurry County from the Handbook of Texas Online Historic Scurry County materials, hosted by the Portal to Texas History. TXGenWeb Scurry County website Scurry County Genealogy Trails Scurry County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties
Snyder is a town in, the county seat of Scurry County, United States. The population was 11,202 at the 2010 census; the city is located in the lower part of the Southwestern Tablelands ecological region. Snyder is named for merchant and buffalo hunter William Henry Snyder, who built a trading post on Deep Creek in 1878, it soon drew fellow hunters, a small settlement grew up around the post. The nature of those early dwellings constructed of buffalo hide and tree branches, led to the community's first, if unofficial, name of "Hide Town". Another early name, "Robber's Roost", is said to owe its beginnings to the sometimes nefarious nature of a few residents and a lack of law enforcement. A statue of an albino buffalo on the grounds of the Scurry County courthouse in Snyder pays homage to the town's beginnings as a buffalo-trading post. Snyder antedates Scurry County by two years, with a town plan being drawn up in 1882, while the county was not organized until 1884. A population of 600 was reported in 1892, with a school, two churches, a grist mill, steam gin, two banks, two weekly newspapers being part of the community.
Significant change happened in 1907 when Snyder was granted a city charter, construction began on the Roscoe and Pacific Railway. The 1910 census indicated Snyder had grown to a population of 2,514; the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway tracks reached Snyder in 1911. Ranching and farming were the primary economic backbone of Snyder through the first half of the 20th century; this changed in 1948. Snyder became a boomtown. By the time the boom ended in 1951, an estimated peak population of 16,000 had been reached; this soon stabilized. Although the boom was over, oil still remained a vital part of the local economy, with the Snyder area being one of the leading oil-producing areas in Texas. In 1973, the one-billionth barrel of oil was pumped from the nearby oil fields. An industrial base was established in the 1960s and early 1970s, diversifying the town's economy and making it less susceptible to cycles of boom and bust. Higher education came to Snyder in 1971 with the founding of Western Texas College.
One of the most successful Texas colleges for graduation and job placement, Western Texas offers associate of arts degree programs, as well as vocational-program certifications. Enrollment in 2009 was over 2,500 students; the Scurry County Coliseum in Snyder, operated by Western Texas College since 2008, is a large arena which hosts area events. Outside the Coliseum is a small restored historic village. Located in Snyder is the Diamond M Museum. Established by local oilman and rancher Clarence T. McLaughlin, the museum houses over 80 bronze works and 200 paintings. Among the collection are works by Peter Hurd and Andrew Wyeth. Snyder is located on a minor tributary of the Colorado River of Texas. Snyder is about 90 miles southeast of Lubbock, 80 miles northwest of Abilene, 90 miles northeast of Midland, 100 miles north of San Angelo; as of the census of 2010, 11,202 people, 4,128 households, 2,880 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,256.8 people per square mile. There were 5,013 housing units.
The racial makeup of the city was 79.00% White, 4.69% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 13.68% from other races, 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 31.8% of the population. Of the 4,068 households, 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.2% were not families. About 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals, 14.2% had someone living alone, 64 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.10. In the city, the population was distributed as 27.8% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $42,077, for a family was $55,567.
Males had a median income of $30,033 versus $17,609 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,296. About 13.7% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice operates the Snyder Distribution Center in Snyder and the Price Daniel Unit located 4 mi outside of Snyder; the United States Postal Service operates the Snyder Post Office. Snyder enjoys a strong economy, driven by the oil and wind industries. In 2012, 994 jobs were created in Snyder, leading to 20% job growth in the community, according to the Development Corporation of Snyder; the Scurry Area Canyon Reef Operators oilfield is among the largest and most productive in the nation. Two of the largest wind farms in the nation are located in Snyder area. Other important industries in Snyder include cotton. Oil In addition to the SACROC field, Snyder is located within the footprint of the newly discovered Cline Shale.
Devon Energy estimates the Cline Shale to produce 30 billion barrels of oil, surpassing the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. The thickness of the Cline Shale is equivalent to 10 Eagle Ford shales stacked on top of each other; as exploration and devel
Texas State Highway 207
State Highway 207 or SH 207 is a state Highway that runs from Post, Texas through the South Plains and Texas Panhandle to the Texas/Oklahoma state line. The highway was designated on July 31, 1934 between Floydada and Ralls. By 1939, the designation was extended south to Garden City. On August 1, 1938, a section from Post to Garden City was designated. On October 24, 1938, the section from Ralls to Post was added. On February 21, 1939, SH 207 extended north to Silverton. On August 27, 1940, the section of SH 207 from Big Spring to Garden City was cancelled. On February 4, 1941, the section of SH 207 from Gail to 8 miles north of Big Spring was cancelled. On March 6, 1941, the section of SH 207 from 8 miles north of Big Spring to Big Spring and the section of SH 207 from Post to Gail was cancelled. On February 28, 1945, the section of SH 207 from Ralls to Post was cancelled and transferred to FM 122. On October 10, 1947, the section of SH 207 from Ralls to Floydada was transferred to US 62, leaving only the section between Silverton and Floydada.
On September 1, 1965, the route was extended north and south along its current route, replacing FM 122 south to Post, the portion of FM 284 north to Claude, a portion of the rerouted SH 15 to Sperman, SH 282 to the Oklahoma border. Photos of West Texas and the Llano Estacado
Texas State Highway 70
State Highway 70 is a state highway in Texas. The route runs 315 miles from US 277 near Blackwell to US 83 south of Perryton. SH 70 begins in far northeastern Coke County at a junction with US 277 north of Bronte; the highway soon crosses into Nolan County, where it serves as the northern terminus of SH 153. The first large city along SH 70's route is Sweetwater. SH 70 intersects SH 92 in Rotan. Continuing north into Kent County, the route begins a concurrency with US 380 that lasts until Jayton. In Dickens County, SH 70 serves as the northern terminus of SH 208 and passes through the east and north side of Spur before reaching Dickens and an intersection with US 82 / SH 114. After heading due north from here, the route enters Motley County and passes through the town of Roaring Springs; the next major city along the route is Matador, where US 70 intersect one another. After leaving Matador, SH 70 enters Hall County, where it has a brief concurrency with SH 86 through Turkey; the highway briefly turns to the northwest and enters Briscoe County, beginning a brief concurrency with SH 256, before turning to the west and reentering Hall County.
SH 70 resumes a more northerly path into Donley County, has a short concurrency with US 287 through Clarendon. After the two routes separate, SH 70 heads due north to a junction with Interstate 40 at its Exit #124, near the Donley–Gray County line. Northbound SH 70 is concurrent with the freeway for about 3.5 mi before the routes split at IH 40 Exit #121. SH 70 continues north into Pampa, where it intersects US 60 and has a half-mile duplex with SH 152. After leaving Pampa, the route turns more to the north-northeast, enters the sparsely-populated Roberts County, where its only intersections are with a few farm to market roads that connect to the county seat of Miami. SH 70 enters Ochiltree County and reaches its northern terminus at US 83 south of Perryton. While the current official route description of SH 70 indicates a concurrency with US 83 to a junction with SH 15 in Perryton, that roadway is presently signed only as US 83, which agrees with TxDOT's County Map Book, signage in Perryton at the SH 15 junction with US 83 directs traffic to SH 70 using "TO SH 70" markers.
SH 70 was designated on August 21, 1923 from Aspermont to San Angelo along a portion of the original SH 4, shifted farther east. On October 13, 1925, it was routed through Robert Lee. On September 18, 1929, SH 70 was rerouted to bypass Robert Lee. Part became SH 70A, but Robert Lee to San Angelo was cancelled, but restored as SH 208 on July 16, 1934. On December 1, 1930, the route had been rerouted north to Jayton, replacing SH 161 and a small portion of SH 84.. On September 26, 1939, SH 70 was extended north from Jayton to Dickens, absorbing a portion of SH 18. Significant extension came on October 10, 1947, when SH 70 was extended to Perryton in the northern Panhandle. On February 12, 1948, US 277 was rerouted to a more westerly alignment between Abilene and San Angelo and the section from just south of Blackwell to near San Angelo was transferred to that route. On September 27, 1957, SH 70 was shifted to a more westerly alignment in Dickens, Loop 120 was extended along the old route of SH 70 through the city.
A spur, SH 70A, was designated on September 1929 from Robert Lee east to Bronte. This route was renumbered as SH 158 on March 19, 1930. On September 27, 1985, Texas State Highway Loop 549 was designated as a bypass of SH 70 in Sweetwater and was signed, but not designated, as SH 70, the old route was signed as a business route. On June 21, 1990, SH 70 was designated on Loop 549, the old route of SH 70 became a business route, cancelling Loop 549. SH 70 has one business route, Business SH 70-G in Sweetwater, a former alignment of the state highway through that city; the route was designated in 1990, when SH 70 was rerouted along the south and east side of the city to use the I-20 freeway. The business route is concurrent with BL I-20 through downtown Sweetwater. Junction listThe entire route is in Sweetwater, Nolan County