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County
Harris
Region
Gulf Coast
Population
2010 Census - 15,133
2000 Census - 14,579
Nearby
Towns
Humble, Texas
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Humble Texas History:
The Humble area was first settled by Joseph Dunman in 1828. The town was founded in 1870 by Pleasant S. Humble who a commissary in his home, operated a fruit stand, made railroad ties, and later became justice of the peace. By 1876, Humble was a flag station (no regular train stops) on what locals referred to as the “Rabbit Railroad” because passengers shot rabbits while the train stopped on its way from Houston to Shreveport. The area economy was based on lumber and farming. By 1880, the town had 60 residents. In 1886, lumber mill owner Charles Bender purchased the townsite, established a commissary where workers traded tokens for merchandise. The Humble post office opened that same year. The Houston, East and West Texas Railway acquired the “Rabbit Railroad” in 1894. The town was platted after Humble became a boom town because of the discovery of a nearby oil field. Within months the town had 10,000 residents. Within a year the oil field was the largest producing field in Texas. In 1906, oilfield production declined, the town’s population declined to 7,500, and the town’s original government was dissolved. In 1911, feed store operator Ross S. Sterling founded Humble Oil and Refining Company which later merged with Exxon. Sterling moved the company headquarters to Houston in 1911. By 1912, Humble’s population had dropped to 3,000 residents. During World War l the Nineteenth Infantry from Fort Sam Houston operated an army training camp at Moonshine Hill. During the depression many farmers returned to truck and dairy farming. Humble incorporated in 1933. After the Eastex Freeway (U.S. 59) was completed in 1970, efforts were made to restore by downtown area; construction of a library, city hall, community hall, a park and a historical museum were begun. The 1954 construction of Lake Houston and the 1969 construction of Houston Intercontinental Airport (now George Bush Intercontinental Airport) attracted new residents and many subdivisions were developed. Today, many residents commute to Houston for Work. Humble is located at the intersection of U.S. 59 (Eastex Freeway) and Will Clayton Parkway, 19.7 miles northeast of Houston, 32 miles southeast of Tomball, 12.5 miles southeast of Spring, 20.5 miles southeast of The Woodlands, 19 miles southeast of Conroe, 60 miles south of Huntsville, 55 miles southwest of Livingston, 27 miles southeast of Cleveland, 12 miles southwest of New Caney, 7.8 miles southeast of Kingwood, 29 miles slightly southwest of Liberty, 34.8 miles northwest of Baytown, 36 miles northwest of La Porte, and 19 miles northwest of Sheldon, Texas.
  
Historic SH 35 San Jacinto River Bridge:
This Parker through truss bridge was constructed between 1930 and 1931 over the West Fork of the San Jacinto River. It was listed as a National Register property. 
 
Humble Museum:
The museum features exhibits depicting the history of the Humble area, including the oil, cattle and lumber industries, area churches, and pioneer life. The museum also has information on the historic Jewel Theater (formerly the Lindell Theater) located at 316 Main Street. The Lindell Theater received its new name after the Jewell Theater in Texas City was destroyed by a hurricane; the lighted marquee was moved to Humble and installed on the façade of the Lindell Theater. The theater now houses offices. The original museum building (111 West Higgins Street) is a replica of an early one room schoolhouse. As the museum grew it needed more space. It purchased and renovated a second building at 219 Main Street. A third building at 100 North Avenue C houses the McKay Medical Clinic. The medical museum is open by appointment only. The other two buildings are open Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm; Sat, 10am-2pm. (281) 446-2130.  
 
Sand-N-Fire Studio Glass Blowing Classes, New Caney:
The studio offers glass bead and marble making classes for the beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Fusion classes are also available throughout the year. The glass blowing area is now air conditioned. Full day classes are available during week days. (281) 689-3311. The studio is located at 24336 FM 1485, New Caney, 77357. Email 
 
Lone Star College, Kingwood:
This college also serves the Humble, Texas area. (281) 312-1600. 20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339. 
 
Octavia Fields Branch Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Special programs include Club Kid’s Movie and Teen Craft. The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, teen and family movie showings, Flipster magazines, classes, fax and copy machines, a career center, computer classes (English and Spanish), public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. It also offers free Hoopla Digital, a Netflix type service permitting members to download movies, e-books, music and other entertainment to their personal devices. Up to five may be downloaded each month either in the library or online. Open Mon, 1pm-7pm, Tue & Thu, 10am-9pm; Wed, 10am-7pm; Fri, 1pm-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; closed Sundays. (281) 446-3377. 1503 South Houston Street.

Harris County Octavia Fields BranchLibrary:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, teen and family movie showings, Flipster magazines, classes, fax and copy machines, a career center, computer classes (English and Spanish), public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. It also offers free Hoopla Digital, a Netflix type service permitting members to download movies, e-books, music and other entertainment to their personal devices. Up to five may be downloaded each month either in the library or online. Open Mon, 1pm-7pm; Tue, 10am-9pm; Wed, 10am-7pm; Thu, 10am-9pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; closed Fridays and Sundays. (281) 446-3377. 1503 South Houston, 77338

Harris County Atascocita Branch Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, teen and family movie showings, Flipster magazines, classes, fax and copy machines, a career center, computer classes (English and Spanish), public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. It also offers free Hoopla Digital, a Netflix type service permitting members to download movies, e-books, music and other entertainment to their personal devices. Up to five may be downloaded each month either in the library or online. Open Mon 11an-8pm; Tue, 1pm-9pm’ Wed, 10am-6pm; Thu, 10am-8pm; Fri, 1pm-6pm; closed Sundays. (281) 812-2162. 19520 Pinehurst Trail Drive, 77346. The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library is located at Mercer Park, 22248 Westfield Road, 77338.