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History of Howell County
Howell County was organized in 1857, the territory being taken from Oregon and Ozark Counties. 
In 1838 a pioneer settlement was made near West Plains.
West Plains is the county seat.
(Source:  A Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region, Chicago:  Goodspeed Brothers, Publishers, 1894.)

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County Updates
July 2014
Obits for
Carson, Della Nelson
Mrs. Virland Martin

Dec 2013
Leland James (l.J.) Tackitt

 June 2013
Roy Nelson Lowe Obit

March 2013
1883 Pensioners
Bios: Rhodes
Obits: Jenkins, Miller, Morris, Patterson, Root, Rush, Smith, Wells

February 2013
Obits: Pratt, Wagner

County Contributors
Virginia Bonne
Carol Boykin
Vicki Lynn Cooper
Tina Easley
Brenda Ford
Kristy Fox
Russ Henson
Cheryl King
Robert King
Violet McKee
Marjorie M. Medley
Denise Moreau
Anna Newell
Stella Smallwood
Patti Hall-Smith
Betty Swanson
M. Wagner
Mamre Wilson
Marla Z.

Howell Co. Courthouse
Howell County Recorder
#7 Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 1011
West Plains MO 65775
(417) 256-3750
The West Plains Public Library
750 West Broadway St.
West Plains, MO 65775
Phone: (417) 256-4775

Surrounding Counties

Texas County (north)
Shannon County (northeast)
Oregon County (east)
Fulton County, Arkansas (south)
Ozark County (southwest)
Douglas County (northwest

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