Early in the twentieth century, new arrivals to the area discovered the climate and terrain were ideal for rice farming. Stuttgart became a center of the rice industry, and towns like Humnoke began to dot the landscape.
Local historians credit Dee Bayne as the founder of Humnoke in the early 1900s. During World War II, the flatlands of the Grand Prairie proved ideal for air fields where military pilots were trained. The Stuttgart Army Air Field was not far from town, and smaller landing strips were built in many nearby places. The town was incorporated during the war, in 1942.
Information courtesy of The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture