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Humble, TX

Humble is a city in Harris County, Texas, United States, within the Houston metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 15, 133. The city shares a zip code with the small Houston neighborhood of Bordersville, although people who live in Bordersville still have Humble addresses.

Sign Marking Humble

The first settlers began moving into the Humble area in the early 19th century. Joseph Dunman was thought to be the first person to settle here and was believed to have arrived in 1828. A ferry was built nearby, over the San Jacinto River, and the area of Humble became a center for commercial activity due to the region's large oil industry.

The city got its name from one of the original founders/settlers, Pleasant Smith "Plez" Humble, who opened the first post office in his home and later served as Justice of the Peace.- ln 1883 a city directory reported that he operated a fruit stand. In 1885, he was a wood dealer, and in 1900, the District 99, Justice Pct. 4, Harris Co., Texas Census reports his occupation as attorney at law.

Humble became an oil boomtown in the early 20th century when oil was first produced there. The first oil was produced a couple years after the famous Spindletop discovery in Beaumont Texas. Railroad linkage was established in 1904, and shortly thereafter the first tank car of oil was shipped out of Humble's oil field. By 1905 the Humble oilfield was the largest producing field in Texas. The Humble oil fields are still active and have produced over 138,835,590 barrels (22,073,095 m 3 ) of oil. The town was the home of the Humble Oil & Refining Company, founded in 1911, a predecessor of Exxon. When the oil boom receded, many land owners returned to truck farming, dairy farming and the timber industry.

Humble remained a rather small, quiet city until the opening of the Houston Intercontinental Airport in 1969
Humble City Council passed a public smoking ban February 23, 2012.

Humble Education

Primary and secondary schools:

  • Humble High School
  • Humble is served by the Humble Independent School District
    • The city of Humble has three public elementary schools:

      • Humble Elementary School
      • Jack M. Fields, Senior Elementary School
      • Lakeland Elementary School

      Humble is served by Ross Sterling Middle School (formerly by Humble Middle School), Humble High School, Atascocita High School and Summer Creek High School. All students attending the Humble Independent School District have the option to attend Quest High School, a magnet high school in the Atascocita section of unincorporated Harris County.

      A Catholic K-8, St. Mary Magdalene School, is in Humble. The closest Catholic high school is Frassati Catholic High School in north Harris County; the planners of the school intended for it to serve Humble.

      Humble is served by the Lone Star College System (formerly North Harris Montgomery Community College District).

      Lone Star College System (formerly the North Harris Montgomery Community College District) serves the area. In 1972, residents of Humble ISD and two other K—12 school districts voted to create the North Harris County College District. The community college district began operations in the Harris County/Montgomery County's northern hemisphere in the fall of 1973. The Humble area is currently served by Lone Star College, Kingwood.

      Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humble, Texas

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