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So far, we found very little information about Howells. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Howells to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Howells, please Contact Us.

Howells would have been located within present day Yavapai County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Howells, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Howells, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

Time Zone: The area where Howells was located is in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Howells would have been located in the (928) area code.

Communities Also Named Howells ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Howells - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Howells.

Communities near Howells ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Howells.

  • Prescott Valley
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Prescott
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Dewey - Humboldt
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey - Humboldt
    • Dewey - Humboldt is located in Yavapai County
    • Estimated population in 2015: 3,988 people
  • McCabe ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McCabe. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCabe
    • McCabe is located in Yavapai County
  • Oak Knoll Village
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Knoll Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Knoll Village
    • Oak Knoll Village is located in Yavapai County
  • Palace Station ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Palace Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palace Station
    • Palace Station is located in Yavapai County
  • Poland Junction
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poland Junction
    • Poland Junction is located in Yavapai County
  • Dewey
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Humboldt
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Miller Valley
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miller Valley
    • Miller Valley is located in Yavapai County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Howells. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Howells.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Howells. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Howells.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Howells. See our Newspapers Page for Howells.

Adding Howells to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Howells was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Howells post office opened in 1883.

We also found Howells in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Howells.

The official website for Yavapai County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Howells, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Yavapai, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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