The state of Texas is criss-crossed by a system of state-maintained roads, called Farm to Market and Ranch to Market roads. These roads connect rural properties to the main state highways, so as to make it easier for farmers and ranchers to bring their goods to market. Farm to Market Roads are found throughout the state, while Ranch to Market roads are primarily found in southwest Texas. Both types of roads are signed with the same highway marker, consisting of the outline of Texas with the route number inside. When these markers were introduced in 1952, the background of the marker was white. In 1965, the background was changed to black. These iconic route markers are still in use today.
Farm to Market Road 69 is located in East Texas. Its southernmost reaches connect State Highway 37 to Lake Quitman. From there, it passes through Como, and it has an interchange with I-30. It ends north of Sulphur Bluff at the South Sulphur River.
Our replica Farm to Market Road 69 highway markers are exact replicas of those used along FM 69 over the years. We offer them in both the white 1952 design, as well as the black background version in use in the present day. While Farm to Market Road signs do circulate on the collector’s market, finding one from FM 69 in particular is somewhat rare. Due to the popular number, the markers are highly sought after, and those posted along the road are frequent targets of theft—meaning, of course, that they are kept under the watchful eye of the Texas Rangers. Save money, hassle, and the risk of a law-enforcement run-in with our faithful replicas.
Our Farm to Market Road 69 sign is flat printed in the USA on heavy 14-gauge steel. We’ve made it with a glossy, non-reflective finish that’s rugged enough to stand up to the elements, even the blazing Texas summer sun. It also looks great indoors, adding a bit of Texas charm to any space. We’ve made it with convenient mounting holes to simplify installation. Choose one of the following sizes:
- 12 in. × 12 in. (for the decorator on a budget)
- 16 in. × 16 in. (actual size of some early US road signs)
- 24 in. × 24 in. (actual size of markers posted today)
- 36 in. × 36 in. (posted in some locations where visibility is critical, like at an important junction or on a high-speed road)
We pride ourselves on our ability to make just about any road sign in the world! If you’re looking for a different Farm or Ranch to Market road, or a Texas state or US highway sign, directional or guide signs, or something from some other state entirely…let’s talk! Just place a custom order by contacting Jake today!)