Place:Howard, Indiana, United States

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NameHoward
Alt namesHowardsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Richardsville Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18019532
Richardsville Townshipsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18019532
Richardvillesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.483°N 86.133°W
Located inIndiana, United States     (1844 - )
See alsoCarroll, Indiana, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Cass, Indiana, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Miami, Indiana, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Howard County is one of 92 counties in the U.S. state of Indiana. It is part of the Kokomo, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which consists of Howard and Tipton counties. Originally named Richardville County, it was rechristened in 1844 to commemorate General Tilghman Ashurst Howard. As of the 2012 estimate, the population was estimated at 82,849. The county seat is Kokomo.

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History

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This county was organized in 1844. It was first known as Richardville County. Its first name honored Jean Baptiste Richardville, a chief of the Miami. Richardville's name was Pe-che-wa, which translates to “Wildcat”, hence Wildcat Creek.

In 1846, the name was changed to Howard County, in honor of Gen. Tilghman Howard, U.S. Representative from Indiana, who died in 1844.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1844 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1844 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1875 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 6,657
1860 12,524
1870 15,847
1880 19,584
1890 26,186
1900 28,575
1910 33,177
1920 43,965
1930 46,696
1940 47,752
1950 54,498
1960 69,509
1970 83,198
1980 86,896
1990 80,827

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External links

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