Seniors Stop In Humble

humble-texas-court-reportingI was recently watching a college bowling tournament and one of the competitors was from Humble, Texas.  Not knowing anything about Humble, I figured it was time to learn more about this town. Senior travelers will find Humble within the Houston metropolitan area with a population just over 15,000.

The city is on I-69 to the north of the metropolis of Houston. I did not realize just how large Houston was until I drove across the entire city to the George Bush International Airport to pick up a relative. It is gigantic, with over 2 million residents and ranks fourth nationally following New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.


Petroleum has been the basis of Humble’s economy since its beginning. The city was the namesake for Humble Oil and Refining Company, which merged with the Exxon corporation two decades ago.

 Seniors Enjoy Oil Boom Town

So how did it get a name like Humble?  Just before the Civil War, a wandering fisherman, Pleasant Smith Humble brought his family into the area, settling on the banks of the San Jacinto River.  A flood drove his family in search of higher ground and soon a small community began to form in the area.  A pioneer oil boom put the town on the map.

Oil_field,_Humble,_TexasPleasant Humble lived in this area before 1889, hewing his timber into railroad ties, mining gravel from his land, keeping store and serving as Justice of the Peace.

 Seniors Find Museums, Historic Homes And Rodeo

Facebook  suggests that senior visitors check out the  Dolorean Museum. Remember the Dolorean car some 35 years ago with its short, chaotic history? Then there is The Humble Museum, a great place to review the history of the area.


Do take a stroll down Old Main Street where you will see many old historic homes. Senior visitors  will find four parks in Humble, great for a stroll or a picnic.

You may even luck out and come across special events taking place at the Humble Civic Center and Arena Complex. Seniors, if you enjoy rodeos, you will find a good one in Humble.

TripAdvisor suggests the Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. Follow that visit with a nice picnic in the Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Reserve. Dinner at the Movie Tavern would top a full day in Humble.

It is said that…Humble makes Texas Proud! Enjoy your stop in Humble! -jeb


  1. joan says:

    Interesting site. Glad I found it. Lots of good information.

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