SH 34 originates from U.S. 82 north of Honey Grove along side FM 100. The state highway overlaps with FM 100 south to Downtown Honey Grove, where it dog legs 0.2 miles west along side SH 56 (Main Street) to 1st Street. Leaving the rural city, the state highway ventures south to Ladonia and the end of SH 50.
Turning southwest, SH 34 plies across the Ladonia tract of Caddo National Grassland into northern Hunt County and Wolfe City. Sante Fe Street leads the route through the city center south to Crockett Street west. SH 34 resumes a southward course from there to Greenville, where it comprises the main north-south route across the city.
South from IH 30, SH 34 serves agricultural areas to Cash and the small city of Quinlan. The highway angles southwest into Kaufman County, where it runs through the cities of Terrell, Kaufman, Scurry and Rosser. Crossing into Ellis County, SH 34 remains southwesterly en route to Ennis, where it overlaps with Business Loop I-45 for 0.7 miles. A lengthy bridge takes SH 34 across Bardwell Lake between Ennis and Bardwell. The 139.20-mile route concludes at IH 35E in Italy.
Prior to 2004, SH 50 ran concurrently with SH 34 north from Ladonia to Honey Grove and U.S. 82. Deemed unnecessary, the overlap was dropped.
|The intersection of SH 11 and 34 in Wolf City. The shields here were skewed so that they faced SH 11 eastbound instead of SH 34 northbound.|
SH 34 leads north from Wolf City through hilly cattle farming country to the city of Ladonia. SH 11 bypasses the Wolfe City center to the north and is an important northeast Texas route, connecting IH 30 with Sherman and Linden in Cass County. Photo taken 2005.
|SH 34 intersects the north end of SH 50 at Town Plaza park in the Ladonia city center. SH 50 runs southward from here to Commerce and IH 30. Photo taken 2005.|
|SH 34 curves southwest into the rural city of Ladonia, joining Paris Street west to the north end of SH 50 (East Plaza Street). Photo taken 2005.|
|SH 34 runs south through Downtown Wolfe City, meeting FM 816 and FM 1563. These FM roads form the town's Main Street, and were signed as SH 11 until the bypass was built in the 1960s. Photo taken 2005.|
2005 by Justin Cozart
Page Updated 01-30-2018.