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Our Genealogy Helper for Howard ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Howard (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Howard. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Howard is located in Miner County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of South Dakota's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Miner County: Beadle, Hanson, Kingsbury, Lake, McCook & Sanborn.

Below are the counties that are near Howard. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Howard:

  • Miner County     (The home county of Howard)
    • Vilas [Miner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vilas have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vilas
      • Vilas [Miner County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vilas
    • Roswell [Miner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roswell have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roswell
      • Roswell [Miner County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 70 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roswell
    • Canova [Miner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canova have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canova
      • Canova [Miner County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canova<3>
    • Fedora [Miner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fedora
      • Fedora [Miner County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Howard
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 37 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fedora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fedora<3>
    • Carthage [Miner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Miner County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<3>
  • Beadle County
    • Cavour [Beadle County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cavour have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavour
      • Cavour [Beadle County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cavour
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cavour<3>
    • Yale [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yale
      • Yale [Beadle County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yale<3>
    • Morningside [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morningside
      • Morningside [Beadle County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Howard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morningside
  • Brookings County
    • Sinai [Brookings County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sinai have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinai
      • Sinai [Brookings County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinai
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinai<3>
    • Volga [Brookings County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Volga have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Volga
      • Volga [Brookings County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,028 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Volga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Volga<3>
    • Medary [Brookings County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medary have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medary
      • Medary [Brookings County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medary
  • Clark County
    • Success [Clark County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
      • Success [Clark County] was located 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the north of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 6,741 people
  • Davison County
    • Loomis [Davison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loomis have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loomis
      • Loomis [Davison County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Howard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loomis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loomis<3>
    • Mitchell [Davison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Davison County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,679 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mitchell<3>
    • River Bluff Addition [Davison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Bluff Addition have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Bluff Addition
      • River Bluff Addition [Davison County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 13 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bluff Addition
    • Ethan [Davison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethan have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethan
      • Ethan [Davison County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ethan<3>
  • Hamlin County
    • Bryant [Hamlin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryant have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryant
      • Bryant [Hamlin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 454 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bryant<3>
  • Hanson County
    • Epiphany [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epiphany have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epiphany
      • Epiphany [Hanson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 103 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epiphany
    • Farmer [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmer have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmer
      • Farmer [Hanson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmer
    • Fulton [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Hanson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 96 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<3>
    • Plano [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plano have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plano
      • Plano [Hanson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plano
    • Alexandria [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexandria have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexandria
      • Alexandria [Hanson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<3>
    • Emery [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emery
      • Emery [Hanson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emery<3>
    • Rockport Colony [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport Colony
      • Rockport Colony [Hanson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 32 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport Colony
  • Hutchinson County
    • New Elm Springs Colony [Hutchinson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Elm Springs Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Elm Springs Colony
      • New Elm Springs Colony [Hutchinson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 600 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Elm Springs Colony
  • Kingsbury County
    • Oldham [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oldham have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldham
      • Oldham [Kingsbury County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 120 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oldham<3>
    • Esmond [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esmond have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esmond
      • Esmond [Kingsbury County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 60 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esmond
    • De Smet [Kingsbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Smet
      • De Smet [Kingsbury County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,052 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Smet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Smet<3>
    • Lake Preston [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Preston have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Preston
      • Lake Preston [Kingsbury County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 555 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Preston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Preston<3>
    • Manchester [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Kingsbury County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Hetland [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hetland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hetland
      • Hetland [Kingsbury County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hetland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hetland<3>
    • Iroquois [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iroquois have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iroquois
      • Iroquois [Kingsbury County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iroquois
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iroquois<3>
    • Arlington [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Kingsbury County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 859 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<3>
    • Erwin [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
      • Erwin [Kingsbury County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the north of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<3>
    • Bancroft [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bancroft have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Kingsbury County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the north of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bancroft
    • Osceola [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osceola have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola
      • Osceola [Kingsbury County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 90 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
    • Badger [Kingsbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Badger
      • Badger [Kingsbury County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 101 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Badger<3>
  • Lake County
    • Winfred [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfred have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfred
      • Winfred [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 162 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfred
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfred<3>
    • Prairie Village [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Village
      • Prairie Village [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 18 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Village
    • Ramona [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramona have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramona
      • Ramona [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 206 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ramona<3>
    • Madison [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Lake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,270 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
    • Franklin [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Lake County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 333 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Peninsula Park [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peninsula Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peninsula Park
      • Peninsula Park [Lake County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 32 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peninsula Park
    • Wentworth [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wentworth have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wentworth
      • Wentworth [Lake County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 194 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wentworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wentworth<3>
    • Nunda [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nunda have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nunda
      • Nunda [Lake County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nunda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nunda<3>
    • Rutland [Lake County]
    • Brant Lake [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brant Lake
      • Brant Lake [Lake County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the east of Howard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brant Lake
    • Chester [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Lake County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the east of Howard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<3>
  • McCook County
    • Unityville [McCook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unityville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unityville
      • Unityville [McCook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 52 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unityville
    • Spencer [McCook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [McCook County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<3>
    • Salem [McCook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [McCook County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
    • Salem [McCook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [McCook County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Howard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Montrose [McCook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [McCook County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montrose<3>
    • Canistota [McCook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canistota have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canistota
      • Canistota [McCook County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 636 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canistota
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canistota<3>
    • Bridgewater [McCook County]
  • Minnehaha County
    • Huntimer [Minnehaha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntimer
      • Huntimer [Minnehaha County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the east of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 590 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntimer
    • Colton [Minnehaha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colton
      • Colton [Minnehaha County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 669 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colton<3>
    • Humboldt [Minnehaha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humboldt have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humboldt
      • Humboldt [Minnehaha County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Humboldt<3>
    • Lyons [Minnehaha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons
      • Lyons [Minnehaha County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyons<3>
    • Pumpkin Center [Minnehaha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkin Center
      • Pumpkin Center [Minnehaha County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 13 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumpkin Center
    • Hartford [Minnehaha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
      • Hartford [Minnehaha County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<3>
  • Moody County
    • Colman [Moody County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colman have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colman
      • Colman [Moody County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the east of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 579 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colman<3>
    • Lone Tree [Moody County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Tree
      • Lone Tree [Moody County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2014: 14 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Tree
  • Sanborn County
    • Artesian [Sanborn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artesian have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesian
      • Artesian [Sanborn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Artesian<3>
    • Forestburg [Sanborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestburg
      • Forestburg [Sanborn County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Howard
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 73 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestburg
    • Letcher [Sanborn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Letcher have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Letcher
      • Letcher [Sanborn County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the west of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Letcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Letcher<3>
    • Woonsocket [Sanborn County]
  • Turner County
    • Dolton [Turner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dolton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dolton
      • Dolton [Turner County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the south of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dolton
    • Monroe [Turner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Turner County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Howard, see our County-by-County Page for Howard.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Howard ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 88 newspapers that have been published in the area around Howard.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Howard. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Howard and those printed in the larger area surrounding Howard.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Howard.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Howard:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Howard ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Howard.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Howard covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Graceland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graceland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graceland Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graceland Cemetery
  • St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • Belleview Lutheran Church Cemetery
  • Canova Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Canova Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Canova Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Howard.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Canova Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canova Cemetery
  • Winfred Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Roswell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roswell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Roswell Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Howard.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roswell Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roswell Cemetery
    • St. Pauls Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Pauls Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Howard.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Berton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Berton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Berton Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Howard.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Berton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berton Cemetery
    • Sun Prairie Baptist Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sun Prairie Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sun Prairie Baptist Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Howard.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sun Prairie Baptist Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Prairie Baptist Cemetery
    • St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Howard.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery
    • Morgans Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morgans Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Morgans Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Howard.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morgans Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Cemetery
    • Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Fedora Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fedora Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fedora Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Howard.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fedora Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fedora Cemetery
    • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Hill Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Howard.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Howard had a population of 778 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Howard had a population of 757 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Howard, with the one closest to Howard listed first.

  • Howard [Miner County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
    • Howard [Miner County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Howard
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 778 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 757 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Howard had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Howard<3>
  • Vilas [Miner County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vilas have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vilas
    • Vilas [Miner County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Howard
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 220 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vilas had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vilas
  • Winfred [Lake County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfred have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfred
    • Winfred [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Howard
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 225 people
    • Estimated population in 2014: 162 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Winfred had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfred
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfred<3>
  • Roswell [Miner County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roswell have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roswell
    • Roswell [Miner County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Howard
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 220 people
    • Estimated population in 2014: 70 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Roswell had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roswell
  • Canova [Miner County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canova have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canova
    • Canova [Miner County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Howard
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 312 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Canova had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canova
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canova<3>
  • Carthage [Miner County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Miner County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Howard
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Carthage had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Ramona [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramona have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramona
      • Ramona [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 206 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ramona had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ramona<3>
    • Orland [Lake County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Orland was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orland
      • Orland [Lake County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Howard
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Orland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Oldham [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oldham have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldham
      • Oldham [Kingsbury County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Howard
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 327 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 120 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oldham had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oldham<3>
    • Spencer [McCook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [McCook County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Howard
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 325 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Spencer had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<3>
    • Artesian [Sanborn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artesian have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesian
      • Artesian [Sanborn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Howard
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 256 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 137 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Artesian had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Artesian<3>
    • Salem [McCook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [McCook County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,285 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Salem had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
    • Madison [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Lake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Howard
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,736 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,270 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Madison had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
    • Farmer [Hanson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmer have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmer
      • Farmer [Hanson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Howard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Farmer had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmer
    • Esmond [Kingsbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esmond have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esmond
      • Esmond [Kingsbury County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Howard
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 126 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 60 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Esmond had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esmond

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Howard. See our List of 1890's Communities around Howard.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Howard ...

While our initial data about Howard came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Howard in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Howard.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Howard:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Howard in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Howard for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Howard. See our Misc Page for Howard for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Dakota

About Miner County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Howard: www.howardsd.net/

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Howard) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Howard. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Howard

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Howard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0119, Longitude: -97.5237       In this case, the coordinates for Howard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Howard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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