Howesville, West Virginia
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Howesville is an unincorporated community and coal town in Preston County, West Virginia, United States. It sits at an altitude of 2,218 feet (676 m). The community once possessed a post office, which has since been closed.
Howesville was named for James D. Howe, who opened a store there in the 1860s.
St. Joseph's Cemetery and Catholic Church are located in Howesville. The original church was built in the 1840s. It was replaced by the current structure. Nicholas Borgman, who was one of the people who helped build the original church, was the first person buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in January 1847. His gravestone is still standing.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Howesville, West Virginia
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Howesville Post Office (historical)
- Morton, Oren Frederic; Cole, J. R. (1914). A History of Preston County, West Virginia. Journal Publishing Company. p. 277.
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