Introduction to Humboldt, Tennessee
Humboldt was named in honor of a German naturalist named Alexander von Humboldt. The first business of the city was a store established in the 1850’s by John C. Gillespie. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad first reached the area in 1859. The city was incorporated in 1866. The West Tennessee Strawberry Festival, which is one of the major attractions in the area, started in 1934.
Humboldt and nearby Attractions
- Davy Crockett Lake
- Strawberry Museum
- Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum
- Cypress Groove Nature Park
- Britton Lane Battlefield Park
- McNairy County Historical Museum
Things To Do In Humboldt
Humboldt provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. One can visit the National Bird Dog Museum, the Beech River Cultural Center and Museum, the Cypress Grove Nature Park, the Pinson Mounds State Park and the Tennessee River Museum while in Humboldt. The Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, the Pickwick Landing State Park and Chickasaw State Park are in the neighborhood as well. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Humboldt Country Club. The city hosts the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival every May.
Memphis International is the nearest major airport.
Humboldt Higher Education
The University of Tennessee-Martin, Union University and Jackson State Community College provide higher education in the area.