Meridian Highway Maps

The Meridian Highway went through many towns on its way through Texas, from the Red River to Laredo and Galveston. There are several different alignments of the Meridian Highway. These various routes are depicted on the maps below.

As nice as it would be for a single definitive route for any historic highway to exist, please be aware that the evolution of any road system was and continues to be subject to change; this was particularly common in the very early stages of new highways due to the very competitive nature of counties and communties vying for the new named highways to come through their areas. Official alignments for specific highways often changed quickly in the early years. Different sets of maps often presented conflicting information. Mapmakers sometimes followed maps of other mapmakers, thereby perpetuating the same information, including any errors. It is also possible that mapmakers jumped the gun and printed maps based on proposed alignments, rather than what was actually approved and constructed.

These maps are subject to change based on research and new information. If you have any information on any of these alignments, please contact Leslie Wolfenden at

Click on the segments and communities in red text to open the preliminary maps.

Segments Along the Meridian Highway (directional north to south)

Towns along the Meridian Highway (alphabetical)