Kingwood is a 14,000 acre (57 km²) master-planned community located in Northeast Houston, Texas, United States. The majority of the community is located in Harris County with a small portion in Montgomery County. Known as the “Livable Forest,” it is the largest master-planned community in Harris County and second-largest within the 10 county Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area. It was classified as a “census-designated place” during the 1990 census, when the population recorded was 37,397.
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. In 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 m3) 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.
Atascocita, TexasFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|The “Big A”, with Lake Houston in the background|
Location in Harris County and the state of Texas
|• Total||25.4 sq mi (65.8 km2)|
|• Land||25.3 sq mi (65.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)|
|Elevation||72 ft (22 m)|
|• Density||2,600/sq mi (1,000/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1877179|
Atascocita is a census-designated place (CDP) in an
unincorporatdd area of Harris County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 65,844. It is located north and south of Farm to Market Road 1960 about 6 miles (10 km) east of Humble and 18 miles(29 km) northeast of downtown in northeastern Harris County.
Bordered on its eastern shore by the 12,000-acre (4,900 ha) Lake Houston, the community contains several parks, country clubs, and golf courses, including Atascocita Country Club, Walden on Lake Houston Golf and Country Club, and Tour 18, a recreation of some of the United States’ most celebrated golf holes.
Atascocita was named one of the “Best Places to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, citing Lake Houston’s boating and fishing opportunities and Atascocita’s numerous golf courses.