Howard Township is a township in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 924 at the 2000 census. Part of Bald Eagle State Park, a Pennsylvania state park, is in Howard Township.
Howard Township was erected at January Sessions 1810, by dividing what was then Centre Township and called Howard as a tribute of respect to the great philanthropist, John Howard. Howard Township originally embraced Curtin, Liberty and parts of Boggs, Snow Shoe and Burnside Townships. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pacentre/rlb/howtwp1.htm