Many of the early settlers had the most amazing stories of how they ended up settling in Howell. They were hard workers, participated in government, and raised their families here.
In the 1800's, those who ended up in this area were looking for a better life, possibly a new beginning but all sought out a safe and supporting place to live their lives.
Howell happens to be the county seat. It is where the court house is, the sheriff's department, the place to get a marriage license, a birth certificate, a building permit or pay your taxes.
Not surprising, it is also where people gather, rally and protest,
While the court house is in downtown Howell, it belongs to the county and is there for everyone. It is odd how over the years, people have forgotten that point.
Many people have no idea where Parkers Corners, Sprung Town, Six Corners, Fleming, Iosco Township or Cohoctah are, but, everyone knows Howell, yup, it is the county seat. There is a difference between Howell - the location and Howell - the community.
Remembering the stories of Abram Losford, Elisa Childers, Willie Wright, Annie and Arthur White, Hugh Hobson along with countless others and their contributions to the community will give you a great perspective of what Howell as a community is really all about.