Huffman, Texas

Huffman is an unincorporated community of northeastern Harris County, Texas within the Houston, Baytown metropolitan area.

LocationEdit

The Huffman community is centered on Farm to Market Roads 2100 and 1960, 25 miles (40 km)[1] northeast of Downtown Houston in the piney woods of southeastern Texas. David Huffman, a native of Louisiana, came to Texas to fight against Mexico during the Texas Revolution.[2] For services rendered, Huffman received $24 and 324 acres (1.31 km2) of land in 1838. Along with his father Abe, Huffman and a group from Louisiana settled in the area north of FM 1960 and east of FM 2100 in 1840. Location: Lakewood Heights, FM 1960, 734 Fall Creek Drive Huffman Texas 77336

In the early years, the economy was driven by farming with primary crops being cotton, rice and corn as well as ranching and logging. A post office was established at the community in 1888, and two blacksmith shops were operating here by 1892. The Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western Railway came through the community in the early 1900s. By 1914 the town reported two general stores and a population of 250. The construction and operation of the Sinclair Oil pump station in 1921 added to the economy. The 1936 county highway map showed a church and cemetery at the townsite. In 1953, Lake Houston was opened as a recreational lake and still serves the area today with boating, water skiing and jetting, fishing and sailing.

Huffman covers about 39 square miles (100 km2) and houses approximately 12,000 citizens.[3] Huffman is a community consisting largely of subdivisions, scattered farms, apartments, and small businesses.

MediaEdit

Huffman has two community newspapers: The Tribune Newspaper[4] and The Lake Houston Observer.

The metro newspaper is the Houston Chronicle.

EducationEdit

Primary and secondary public schoolsEdit

The Huffman Independent School District is named after the community and, up to 2007, served the area with four schools: Ben Bowen Elementary, Copeland Intermediate, Falcon Ridge Elementary, Huffman Middle School, and Hargrave High School. Since the construction of a new Hargrave High School campus and the renovations of the old middle school, which moved to the old high school campus, the five schools were renamed as follows:

  1. Ben Bowen Early Childhood Center
  2. Huffman Elementary School
  3. Falcon Ridge Elementary School
  4. Huffman Middle School
  5. Willie J. Hargrave High School

Public librariesEdit

Harris County Public Library operates the nearby Atascocita Library.

The high school has a book club that members of the community including parents and others can join.

Community collegeEdit

Residents of Huffman ISD are zoned to Lee College.[5]

SubdivisionsEdit

The Commons Of Lake Houston Fairway crossings Idleloch River Terrace Cypress point Huffman Hills WildWood Hilltop Tayme Ranchettes Plantation Rolling Creek Acres Pine Way Estates Fairway Crossing At Lake Houston Lazy Pines Lochshire Last Stand Huffman Hollow Lake Houston Forest Manor Spanish Cove Saddle Creek Farms Lakewood Heights

Government and infrastructureEdit

The United States Postal Service operates the Huffman Post Office at 24936 Farm to Market Road 2100.[6]

Harris Health System (formerly Harris County Hospital District) designated E.A. "Squatty" Lyons Medical Center in Humble for ZIP code 77336. The nearest public hospital is Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in northeast Houston.[7]

Parks and recreationEdit

Harris County Precinct 2 operates the 69-acre (280,000 m2) I.T. May Park at 2100 Wolf Road. The park includes eight lighted baseball fields, two lighted American football fields, concession stands, barbecue pits, picnic areas, two playgrounds, a paved quarter-mile walking trail, and restroom facilities.[8] The park also includes the May Community Center.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Distance Between Cities Places On Map". "Distancefromto.net". Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  2. ^ Kleiner, Diana J. "Huffman, TX". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Huffman (zip 77336), Texas". "Sperling's Best Places". Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.ourtribune.com
  5. ^ Texas Education Code, Sec. 130.186. LEE COLLEGE DISTRICT SERVICE AREA.
  6. ^ "Post Office Location - Huffman." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on November 23, 2008.
  7. ^ "Clinic/Emergency/Registration Center Directory By ZIP Code". Harris County Hospital District. 2001-11-19. Retrieved 2021-04-08. - See ZIP code 77336. See this map for relevant ZIP code.
  8. ^ "May Park." Harris County Precinct 2. Retrieved on April 8, 2016.
  9. ^ "May Community Center." Harris County Precinct 2. Retrieved on April 8, 2016.

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Coordinates: 30°01′38″N 95°05′09″W / 30.02722°N 95.08583°W / 30.02722; -95.08583