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Our Genealogy Helper for Howes ...

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 Howes (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 Howes. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Howes is located in Meade County.

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 Meade County: Butte, Haakon, Lawrence, Pennington & Ziebach.

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

  • Meade County     (The home county of Howes)
    • Plainview [Meade County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
      • Plainview [Meade County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Howes
      • Estimated population in 2014: 55 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • Marcus [Meade County]
    • White Owl [Meade County]
    • Enning [Meade County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enning have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enning
      • Enning [Meade County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Howes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enning<3>
    • Red Owl [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Owl
      • Red Owl [Meade County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Howes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Owl
    • Opal [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Meade County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Howes
      • Estimated population in 2014: 30 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opal<3>
    • Faith [Meade County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faith have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faith
      • Faith [Meade County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Howes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 411 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faith
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faith<3>
    • Union Center [Meade County]
    • Elm Springs [Meade County]
    • Fairpoint [Meade County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairpoint have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairpoint
      • Fairpoint [Meade County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the west of Howes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairpoint
  • Haakon County
    • Hartley [Haakon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartley
      • Hartley [Haakon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Howes
      • Estimated population in 2014: 129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartley
    • Milesville [Haakon County]
    • Moenville [Haakon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moenville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moenville
      • Moenville [Haakon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the east of Howes
      • Estimated population in 2014: 18 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moenville
  • Pennington County
  • Ziebach County
    • Bridger [Ziebach County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Ziebach County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Howes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
    • Red Scaffold [Ziebach County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Scaffold have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Scaffold
      • Red Scaffold [Ziebach County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Howes
      • Estimated population in 2014: 372 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Scaffold
    • Cherry Creek [Ziebach County]
    • Dupree [Ziebach County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dupree
      • Dupree [Ziebach County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Howes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 518 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dupree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dupree<3>
    • Iron Lightning [Ziebach County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Lightning have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Lightning
      • Iron Lightning [Ziebach County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of Howes
      • Estimated population in 2014: 412 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Lightning

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

Newspapers Published in Howes ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Howes.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Howes, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Howes.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Howes:

  • 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 Howes ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Howes.

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 Howes covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • St. Pius Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pius Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Pius Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Howes.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pius Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pius Cemetery
  • Eaglestaff Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eaglestaff Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Eaglestaff Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Howes.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eaglestaff Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaglestaff Cemetery
  • Rose Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rose Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Howes.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Cemetery
  • St. Marks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Marks Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Howes.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marks Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marks Cemetery
  • Dowling Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dowling Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dowling Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Howes.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dowling Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dowling Cemetery
  • White Owl Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Owl Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • White Owl Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Howes.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Owl Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Owl Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Wellsburg Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wellsburg Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wellsburg Union Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Howes.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wellsburg Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellsburg Union Cemetery
    • Little Dog Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Dog Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Little Dog Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Howes.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Dog Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Dog Cemetery
    • Topbar Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Topbar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Topbar Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Howes.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Topbar Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topbar Cemetery
    • Milesville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Milesville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Milesville Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Howes.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Milesville Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milesville Cemetery
    • Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the south of Howes.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
    • Hilland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hilland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hilland Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Howes.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hilland Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilland Cemetery
    • Pleasant Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Valley Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Howes.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley Cemetery
    • Creighton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Creighton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Creighton Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Howes.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Creighton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creighton Cemetery
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Joseph Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Howes.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Dakota

About Meade County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Meade County: www.meadecounty.org/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Howes) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Howes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6183, Longitude: -102.0518    
<3>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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