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Texas 163.svg
State Highway 163
Length: 203.11 mi (326.87 km)
Formed: by 1939
South end: US 90.svg US 90 at Comstock
Texas 189.svg SH 189
I-10.svg I-10
Texas 137.svg SH 137
US 190.svg US 190
US 67.svg US 67
US 87.svg US 87
North end: Business Loop 20.svg Bus. I-10 at Colorado City
Highways in Texas
< SH 162 SH 164 >
InterstateU.S.T.X. (LoopsSpursRecFM)

State Highway 163 or SH 163 is a 203-mile (327 km.) state highway in the western part of Texas.


Description and history

SH 163 runs almost directly north from its originating junction with U.S. Highway 90 at Comstock near the Rio Grande River, the southern border of the state. The road passes east of the Seminole Canyon State Historical Park and along Devils River to the ghost town of Juno. The highway continues north to Ozona at Interstate 10 and to Barnhart, where it junctions with U.S. Highway 67, and on to Sterling City. The highway is co-routed with U.S. Highway 87 at Sterling City, but then diverges after a few miles to continue northward to Colorado City and a final junction with Interstate 20 Business Loop (former U.S. Highway 80).

The original formation of the highway in 1939 included only the section from Comstock to Barnhart. In 1957 State Highway 101 and Ranch to Market Road 379 were cancelled and combined into the additional sections of SH 163 from Barnhart to Colorado City. Counties traversed by the highway include Val Verde, Crockett, Irion, Tom Green, Sterling, and Mitchell. Most of the terrain covered by the highway is sparsely populated ranch country.

Counties and junctions

County Junction Notes
Val Verde US 90.svg US 90 South terminus at Comstock
Texas 189.svg SH 189
Crockett I-10.svg I-10 Ozona
Texas 137.svg SH 137
US 190.svg US 190
Irion US 67.svg US 67 Barnhart
Sterling US 87.svg US 87 Sterling City
Mitchell Business Loop 20.svg Bus. I-20 North terminus at Colorado City


  • Rand McNally: The Road Atlas 2002, Rand McNally and Company 2001 ISBN 0-528-84446-6

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