Humboldt is the largest city in Gibson County and was named for the German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt. It was first laid out in 1858 and incorporated in 1868. Notable natives include Doug Atkins, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and Professional Football Hall of Fame and country singer T. G. Sheppard.
Humboldt is a great place to live, work, play, and shop! Humboldt and the surrounding area offer low taxes and cost of living and high standards for education; all in a friendly community environment.
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The Humboldt City School District is a city based system serving approximately 1,800 students in Pre K-12 grade at 4 campus’: Stigall Primary School (PK-1), East Elementary School (2-5), Humboldt Middle School (6-8) and Humboldt High School (9-12).
The Humboldt Higher Education Center serves as the centerpiece of Higher Education in Humboldt and the surrounding area. It is centrally located in Gibson County and provides higher educational opportunities to not only Gibson County, but also northern Madison County, which are both affordable and convenient. It is the home of Jackson State Community College, Tennessee Technology Center of Jackson, The University of Tennessee at Martin and The University of Memphis These institutions of higher learning have come together to offer: Certification in technical areas, Associate Degrees, Bachelor Degrees, Medical courses and much more.
Humboldt Community Highlights
Humboldt offers a unique mix of retail options, from national chains to a number of locally owned specialty shops. It also boasts a locally owned “3 screen” movie theater, plenty of restaurants with a wide variety of menus and some with catering. A winery, with locally inspired vintages… hosts weddings and receptions, company and family outings, civic gatherings, and more. The West Tennessee Regional Art Center takes pride in being Tennessee’s only permanent fine arts museum between Nashville and Memphis. Humboldt is also home to a regional library with books, tapes, and a computer bank, a room dedicated to children and meeting rooms to host from 25 to 400.
The City of Humboldt maintains five public parks with playground equipment, tennis courts, softball fields and baseball fields. Sports, special events, and a variety of programs are offered. The Humboldt Golf and Country Club offers its members an eighteen-hole golf course, tennis courts, a clubhouse with dining facilities and a swimming pool. Davy Crockett Lake and Humboldt Fish Hatchery, located just outside of the city, is a 180-acre lake providing facilities for fishing and boating.
Humboldt General Hospital, a West Tennessee Health Care facility serves Humboldt and north Madison County and beyond. The hospital supports a wide array of medical services, has a first class Rehabilitation Center with a state of the art therapy pool, a newly expanded emergency room, a Foundation, and a staff that provides superb medical services. It also houses a conference center that accommodates up to 400 people for community events and training.
Humboldt is perhaps most famous as the home of the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. The Festival is held each year the first full week in May. Established in 1934 it has gained national recognition, featuring one of the largest Grand Float Parades in America, possibly the largest non-motorized parade in the world (Junior Parade) and many events and activities during the week-long celebration.
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