Howardstown, Kentucky

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St. Ann Catholic Church.
St. Ann's Catholic Church in Howardstown

Howardstown, Kentucky is an unincorporated community located on the Rolling Fork River in the southern portion of Nelson County, Kentucky, United States.[1]

A post office was established in Howardstown in 1893, and named for the local Howard family. A member of that family, William Howard, had first settled the area c. 1811.[2]


  1. ^ "Howardstown, Kentucky". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 145. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 

Coordinates: 37°34′20″N 85°35′31″W / 37.57222°N 85.59194°W / 37.57222; -85.59194