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Welcome to Howlands ...

Howlands is located in Plymouth County<1>.

The location of Howlands has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Howlands is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Howlands lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Howlands ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Howlands - it's located in Indiana.

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

Communities near Howlands ...

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

  • New Bedford [Bristol County]
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    • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Howlands
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,517 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bedford
  • Fall River [Bristol County]
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    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Howlands
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
  • Plymouth [Plymouth County]
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    • Plymouth [Plymouth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Howlands
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,654 people
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  • Taunton [Bristol County]
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    • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Howlands
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
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      • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Howlands
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,926 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmouth
    • Bridgewater [Plymouth County]
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      • Bridgewater [Plymouth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Howlands
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,689 people
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    • Middleborough [Plymouth County]
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      • Middleborough [Plymouth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Howlands
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,722 people
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    • Wareham [Plymouth County]
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      • Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Howlands
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,778 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wareham
    • Sandwich [Barnstable County]
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      • Sandwich [Barnstable County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Howlands
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandwich
    • Bourne [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourne
      • Bourne [Barnstable County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Howlands
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourne

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 Howlands. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Howlands.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Howlands. 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 Howlands.

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

Adding Howlands to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Howlands in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Howlands was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Howlands on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Howlands on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Howlands. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Plymouth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Howlands - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Howlands) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Howlands. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7973, Longitude: -70.8453       In this case, the coordinates for Howlands have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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