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Humble in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Humble Independent School District

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, May 12, 2019
1. Humble Independent School District Marker
Inscription.  The roots of education in the Humble area started in 1873 when Joseph W. Dunman (1824-1903), son of early Humble settler Joseph Dunman, opened Joe Dunman's schoolhouse for local children. In 1884, Common School District No. 28 was established but only included Dunman's schoolhouse on Atascocita Road in the southern portion of the district. In 1888, the district split, with the northern portion remaining District No. 28 and the southern portion becoming District No. 35.

Each district thrived after oil was discovered in Humble in 1904 and, by 1909, each district opened new campuses, including the town's first brick schoolhouse, The Humble School, located on Higgins Street. A new wooden schoolhouse for African American students was also built, located on the west side of town. As years progressed, enrollment in District No. 35 declined and the two districts were merged in the summer of 1918 as a new District No. 50. In 1919, Common School District No. 50 became the Humble Independent School District.

For several decades, school enrollment decreased, but began to recover in the late 1950s. The establishment of the Houston Intercontinental
Humble Independent School District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 12, 2019
2. Humble Independent School District Marker
The building in the background is the old Charles Bender High School which was built in 1929-30 on the site previously occupied by The Humble School, which is mentioned in the marker text.
Airport on the west side of town in the 1960s and the development of the master-planned community of Kingwood in the 1970s accelerated growth and increased enrollment in Humble schools.

The city and school district have continued to grow and thrive. Through quality education, Humble schools grew from one schoolhouse to more than 40 schools to serve the community with more than 68,000 graduates and counting.
 
Erected 2018 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 20025.)
 
Location. 29° 59.858′ N, 95° 15.608′ W. Marker is in Humble, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Higgins Street west of North Avenue F, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 611 Higgins Street, Humble TX 77338, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First United Methodist Church of Humble (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lambrecht's Artesian Well (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trees of Knowledge (approx. mile away); Humble Lodge No. 979, A.F. & A.M. (approx. mile away); Pangburn Building (approx. mile away); Humble Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph Dunman (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Humble (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Humble.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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