Howard, Indiana

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Howard
Unincorporated community
Parke County's location in Indiana
Parke County's location in Indiana
Howard is located in Parke County, Indiana
Howard
Howard
Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°54′58″N 87°22′32″W / 39.91611°N 87.37556°W / 39.91611; -87.37556Coordinates: 39°54′58″N 87°22′32″W / 39.91611°N 87.37556°W / 39.91611; -87.37556
Country United States
State Indiana
County Parke
Township Liberty
Elevation[1] 554 ft (169 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47859
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 432532

Howard, also known as Burton or Westport, is an unincorporated community in Liberty Township, Parke County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Howard was named after Tilghman Howard, a U.S. Representative from Indiana.[3]

Geography[edit]

Howard is located at 39°54′58″N 87°22′32″W / 39.91611°N 87.37556°W / 39.91611; -87.37556 at an elevation of 554 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Howard, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 172. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for Tilghman A. Howard, soldier and politician...