US Route 259 runs north-south in southeastern Oklahoma and northeastern Texas. Since its northern and southern endpoints are both at US Route 59, the route serves as an alternate to that route. US Route 59 runs southerly in eastern Oklahoma, but it cuts easterly into southwestern Arkansas to pass through Texarkana. Then it cuts back west. While US Route 59 is messing around with that nonsense, US Route 259 runs more directly north-south. The northern end is just south of Heavener, Oklahoma, at US Route 59 duplexed with US Route 270; the southern end is at Nacogdoches, in eastern Texas.
My photo for US Route 259 is a closeup with not much context, showing a route marker facing west along US Route 259 just barely north of Interstate 30. This is near Kilgore, Texas. (I strategically tried to put the sun behind the sign panel to avoid differential lighting, as the aperture was facing east toward the morning sun.) This sign was photographed along the return trip from my first Gulf Coast excursion in October 2014. Back to the nationwide main page. Back to the home page.