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HOWARD COUNTY, TEXAS

32 18' 36" N, 101 26' 24" W (32.31, -101.44)

Howard County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Howard County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Borden County (N) Mitchell County (E) Sterling County (SE) Glasscock County (S) Martin County (W) Dawson County (NW) Scurry County (NE)

    Howard County History

    HOWARD COUNTY
    Created in 1876
    Organized in 1882
    Named for Volney E. Howard, a U.S. Congressman from Texas.
    County seat - Big Spring

    Howard County Courthouse
    Howard County Courthouse
    Howard County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy TXDoT

    Howard County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Big Spring
    Book Hotel Here - Big Spring Hotels
  • Auto ghost town
  • Big Spring County seat
  • Coahoma
  • Forsan
  • Knott
  • Luther
  • Otis Chalk ghost town
  • Soash ghost town
  • Vealmoor
  • Vincent

  • Howard County Vintage Maps
    TX Howard & Mitchell County 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Howard & Mitchell County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Howard  County 1920s map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Howard County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Howard County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Howard County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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