Howards Ridge, Missouri

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Howards Ridge is an unincorporated community in southeastern Ozark County in the southern Missouri Ozarks.[1] It is located seven miles southeast of Gainesville and 2.15 miles north of the Arkansas border. It is located at the intersection of Ozark County routes J and T. The community is at an elevation of 880 feet and lies two and a half miles west of Norfork Lake.[2]

Howards Ridge was served by a US Post Office from 1905 to 1978.[3] The community has the name of the Howard family which settled a nearby ridge.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Howards Ridge
  2. ^ Udall Quadrangle, Missouri–Ozark County, 7.5 minute quad., USGS, 1968
  3. ^ Post Offices in Ozark County, MO
  4. ^ "Ozark County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 

Coordinates: 36°31′44″N 92°19′56″W / 36.52889°N 92.33222°W / 36.52889; -92.33222