a Pecan Shell
The town dates
all the way back to 1839 when David Huffman settled in the tall pines
north of what would become Houston.
A post office was granted in 1888 and in the early 1900s the Beaumont,
Sour Lake and Western Railway came through Huffman.
By 1914 the town had a population of 250. Huffman's population stayed
under 100 from the 1940s through the 80s. Although little is left
from Huffman's early years - there are a few vintage structures in
the area. Overall, the town appears to be a modern suburb of a much
larger city. A letter from a reader informed us that Huffman's main
object of interest is an ancient Live Oak tree.
Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing
Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history
and vintage/historic photos, please contact