Howell County, Missouri

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Howell County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Howell County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded March 2, 1857
Seat West Plains
Largest City West Plains
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

928 sq mi (2,404 km²)
928 sq mi (2,403 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.06
 - (2000)
 - Density

40/sq mi (16/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: James Howell, pioneer settler in Howell Valley

Howell County is a county in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, 37,238 people lived there. Its county seat is West Plains. Howell County was organized on March 2, 1857, from Oregon County. It was named for James Howell, who made the first settlement in Howell Valley.