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Welcome to Howard ...

Howard is located in Holmes County<1>.

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

Howard is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Howard lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Howard: (662)

Adding Howard to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Howard elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Howard ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 49 communities that are also named Howard - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Montana, New Brunswick, New York (3), North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (3), Texas (3), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Howard ...

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

  • Durant [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
    • Durant [Holmes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Howard
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<5>
  • Tchula [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tchula
    • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Howard
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
  • Belzoni [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belzoni
    • Belzoni [Humphreys County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Howard
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,915 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belzoni
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belzoni<5>
  • Lexington [Holmes County]
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    • Goodman [Holmes County]
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      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<5>
    • Sidon [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidon
    • Cruger [Holmes County]
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      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cruger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruger
    • Silver City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Morgan City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City
      • Morgan City [Leflore County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan City
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Howard ...

Looking for more information about Howard? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Howard, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Howard.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Holmes County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Holmes, 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 Howard - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Howard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Howard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1229, Longitude: -90.1909       In this case, the coordinates for Howard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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