Humble Population- 14,579  Altitude 96


Just east of Bush Intercontinental Airport, the town was named after founder, postmaster and Justice of the Peace, P. S. Humble in 1886.  In 1904, oil was discovered; by 1905, Humble was a "boom town".

By 1909, local feed store owner Ross Sterling along with a few others founded Humble Oil & Refining Co. (now Exxon).

Drilling for oil in 1912, artesian water was discovered.  The precious water was used in bathhouses for oil field workers and piped into nearby houses.   Today it is the site of the historic Lambrecht Town & Artesian Well.

Humble Historical Museum-

Features oil field equipment, farming tools; home furnishings and clothing of early families; historic photographs.  Open Tues., Wed., Fri 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thurs & Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 219 Main St.



Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens-

214 acre facility featuring formal gardens, arboretum, picnic area and five miles of garden and nature trails.  Open daily 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Closed Christmas.  22306 Aldine Westfield Rd.



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