If you're looking for a great place to rent an apartment, just minutes from Houston, Humble, Texas is a town bursting with history, opportunity and plenty of things to do. The town was founded in the 1860's and takes its name from the founder, Pleasant S. Humble. Humble operated a ferry and came to the area before the Civil War began.
For a time, during the war, progress on the settlement was halted, but quickly resumed during the Reconstruction period. The town's location on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad line had a lot to do with its survival and growth. For many years, the stop at Humble was known as "the Rabbit." This nickname was given after passengers on the railroad shot rabbits during their stop in Humble.
As the century drew to a close, the town had grown to include a school, a church, two general stores, two hotels and a sawmill. The early 1900's saw even more progress after oil was discovered close to the town. The Lone Star Hotel was built and the population expanded to over 10,000 people. Workers poured into the area to staff refineries and business was booming.
The oil business was doing well, so well in fact that many of the town's residents began to move to Houston. Companies moved their main locations to the bigger town and for a time, the population of Humble began to decline. In 1929, Humble went through another boom period after the Nineteenth Infantry started a training camp nearby. After this, the Great Depression hit the country, but Humble remained largely unaffected for some time, but the population began to dwindle once again.
Once again, oil came to the rescue of Humble, TX. The 1940's saw a rise in oil production and workers began coming back to the area. After The Eastern Freeway was finished, linking Humble and Houston, things began to look up once more for the small town. Residents preferring to work in Houston found a great place to live in Humble, without being too far removed from the action of the big city.
The town is now split into what is considered Old Humble and New Humble. The older part of town is currently populated with many artists and a number of antique shops. If you enjoy rare antique finds, these shops are packed with numerous possibilities.
The Mercer Arboretum is located nearby and offers a chance to see some of the best flora of Texas, all under one roof. Access to the gardens is absolutely free, making it a favorite of families. The Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center offer even more opportunities to experience the beautiful native Texas plants.
The Mountasia Fun Gardens is another popular destination in Humble, TX, as well as the numerous open golf courses. Humble is a diverse community, offering many attractions and a proximity to Houston that makes it very attractive.
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